sinopia

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian sinopia. Compare sinoper.

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Noun[edit]

sinopia (plural sinopias or sinopie)

  1. A reddish-brown ochre-like pigment, derived from sinople, used in traditional oil painting and as the cartoon for frescos.
  2. The rough sketch (executed in sinopia) which underlies a fresco.
    • 1985, Joseph Reese Strayer, Dictionary of the Middle Ages
      Today many of the sinopias have been uncovered by a method called stacco.
    • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 89:
      In the course of lifting the frescoes from the walls the restorers discovered Simone's full-scale working drawings (in red chalk made from iron oxide and known as sinopie) which lay directly beneath the painted plaster [...].

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sinopia f (plural sinopie)

  1. (art) sinopia