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Interior (art)
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Interior in art denotes the artistic depiction of an interior space, usually a profane one - in contrast to the sacred church interior (Residential construction). The portrayal of the architectural interior was an element of pictorial narrative in the earliest phase. It only became a form of art in its own right in the course of the 16th century. The resultant depiction depended on a number of factors, with differing emphases: the historical sty…

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Gramaccini, Norberto, “Interior (art)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021493>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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