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Skiagraphia
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(σκιαγραφία/skiagraphía). Ancient painting technique, first developed in the last quarter of the 5th cent. BC by Greek artists and used with increasing perfection in the course of the following century. A sophisticated selection of hues and tints and their precise placement allowed a three-dimensional modelling of the images and, as a result, their spatial effect on the image area. In the history of styles, this new use of colours (Pigments) was a breakthrough in the development of painting, a fact which was appreciated as such even in Antiquity (P…

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Hoesch, Nicola (Munich), “Skiagraphia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1103210>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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