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ekphrasis

ekphrasis  

An extended and detailed literary description of any object, real or imaginary. ‘There are ekphraseis of faces and objects and places and ages and many other things’ (Hermogenes).
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau  

Near Paris, hunting grounds for French royalty, with a chapel established by Louis VII. It was the site of a French–English truce agreed by Charles IV and Edward II, as ...
Francis I

Francis I  

(1494–1547)King of France (1515–47). He was in many respects an archetypal Renaissance prince, able, quick-witted, and licentious, and a patron of art and learning, but he developed into a cruel ...
Gonzaga

Gonzaga  

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Italian family, rulers of Mantua from 1328 to 1707, who at several different periods attracted to their court some of the greatest Italian and other European artists. Under Ludovico (1412–78; reigned ...
Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones  

(1573–1652),English architect and stage designer. He introduced the Palladian style to England; notable buildings include the Queen's House at Greenwich (1616) and the Banqueting Hall at Whitehall ...
Limoges enamel

Limoges enamel  

A school of enamel painters which began in Limoges, France, in the mid-12th century and flourished until the 14th, using the champlevé technique. It became the main centre for ecclesiastical enamels, ...
mannerism

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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441 words

The art-historical term used to designate the style of Italian art from the 1520s to the 1590s; it is therefore

Spanish architecture

Spanish architecture  

The substantial Moorish presence in late medieval Spain meant that there was a significant Islamic element in Spanish architecture. As late as the fourteenth century, it was possible to have ...

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