tondo

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See also: tóndo

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A tondo, Das Mädchen mit den Dominosteinen by Albert Anker, 19th c

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From Italian tondo, from ritondo, rotondo (round), from Latin rotundus.

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tondo (plural tondos or tondi)

  1. A round picture or other work of art.
    • 1983, Rudolf Arnheim, The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts, Univ of California Press (→ISBN), page 135:
      As the ellipse becomes longer and flatter, it takes on the qualities of the rectangle. Even more than the tondo, the oval is a playful shape, prescribed by the demands of the setting it bedecks rather than those of the composition it encloses.
    • 2014, François Lissarrague, The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual, Princeton University Press (→ISBN), page 34:
      In the tondo of a cup in the Louvre we see a young slave, a pais, dip an oenochoe into a garlanded krater; he is holding a cup in the other hand and is about to serve drinks (fig. 20).” By isolating this detail, the painter implies all the aspects of a []

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of ritondo, old variant of rotondo.

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tondo (feminine singular tonda, masculine plural tondi, feminine plural tonde)

  1. round, circular
    Synonyms: rotondo, ritondo (archaic)

Noun[edit]

tondo m (plural tondi)

  1. circle
  2. (art) tondo (round picture or other work of art)

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