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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).
Giovan Battista Strozzi

Giovan Battista Strozzi  

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The name of two important writers of madrigals from the famous Florentine family of the Strozzi, ‘il vecchio’ (1505–71) and his son, ‘il giovane’ (1551–1634). In many cases it is ...
Giovanni Testori

Giovanni Testori  

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(1923–93).Milanese novelist, poet, and dramatist. His earlier fiction, for instance, Il fabbricone (1961), centres on dramatic, violent representations of the lives and minds of the sub-proletariat ...
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 ...
Isabella di Morra

Isabella di Morra  

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(1520–46).Poet whose life was almost unremittingly tragic. Born into an aristocratic Southern family, she was held against her will in their isolated castle after her father joined with the ...
Jacobean

Jacobean  

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Of or relating to the reign (1603–25) of James I of England; (of furniture) in the style prevalent during the reign of James I, especially being the colour of dark oak.
Lodovico Paternò

Lodovico Paternò  

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(b.1533).Poet who was born into the provincial nobility near Caserta and studied law at Naples. His varied output includes eclogues and satires, often in unusual metrical forms. He is ...
Mannerism

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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290 words

was until recently a term of disparagement. It is probably best defined as the style that prevailed in art and

Renaissance

Renaissance  

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(Fr., ‘rebirth’).In mus. parlance, the Renaissance period is that between ‘medieval’ and ‘baroque’, i.e. from early 15th to early 17th cents.

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