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colannade
a row of columns supporting a straight lintel or an arcade
portico
projecting roof or porch supported by columns, often making an entrance
piazza
open city square
tenebrism
technique where forms emerge from a dark background into a strong light that often falls froma single source outside of the painting
impasto
thick applicatpigment that give a painting a palpable surface texture
linear
sharp outline painting and sculptural modeling
painterly
loose, free brushwork and emphasis on color
plane (planar)
elements arranged parallel to the picture plane
depth
diagonal recession in depth
closed form
self-contained composition closely related to the picture frame
open form
figures spilling over and beyond the frame
multiplicity
each element being free and complete but all being coordinated wothing the frame
unity
elements interlocking to create a single, total effect
clarity
clear and intellectually understandable
unclearness (suggestive/intuitive)
suggestive and intuitive