repoussoir

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

repoussoir (plural repoussoirs)

  1. (art) The use of an object such as a curtain extremely close up to the picture plane in a painting. This originates from Baroque paintings and is used to create depth

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From repousser

Noun[edit]

repoussoir m (plural repoussoirs)

  1. (art) repoussoir