23 terms

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campanelismo
having city pride
piazza
square
palazzo
"palace;" large family home or government building
companele
bell tower
duomo
a cathedral which is the seat of the bishop
maniera greca
greek manner
historiated crucifix
the narrative scenes flank christs body
buon fresco
paint applied with water based paints on wet plaster
fresco secco
paint applied to dry plastered wall (paint tends to flake off)
Giornata
a days work
arriccio
rough, thick undercoat of plaster
sinopia
underdrawings
intonaco
fresh, thin coat of very fine plaster
grisaille
monochrome paintings in shade of gray
signore
the lord
loggia
covered open-aired corridor
gesso
ground made from glue, gypsum, chalk forming the ground of a wood panel or the priming layer of a canvas, provides a smooth surface for painting
linear perspective
a method of creating the illusion of 3D space on a 2D surface by delineating a horizon line and multiple orthogonal lines that recede to meet one or more points on the horizon
module
a basic unit of measure that could be multipled or divided and applied to every element of the design
Pietra serena
a gray Tuscan sandstone; architectural details engraved in this
Impost block
block serving to concentrate the weight above; between capital of column and springing or arch above
Rusticated
the rough, irregular and unfinished effect deliberately given to the exterior facing of a stone edifice
Sgraffito
decoration made by incising or cutting away a surface layer of material to reveal a different color beneath