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gri·saille

 (grĭ-zī′, -zāl′)
n.
1. A style of monochromatic painting in shades of gray, used especially for the representation of relief sculpture.
2. A painting or design in this style.
3.
a. Vitrifiable glass paint.
b. A lacy pattern painted on light glass with vitrifiable paint and fired.

[French, from gris, gray, from Old French, from Frankish *grīs.]

grisaille

(ɡrɪˈzeɪl; French ɡrizɑj)
n
1. (Art Terms) a technique of monochrome painting in shades of grey, as in an oil painting or a wall decoration, imitating the effect of relief
2. (Art Terms) a painting, stained glass window, etc, in this manner
[C19: from French, from gris grey]

gri•saille

(grɪˈzaɪ, -ˈzeɪl)

n.
monochromatic painting in shades of gray.
[1840–50; < French =gris gray + -aille n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grisaille - chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of reliefgrisaille - chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of relief
chiaroscuro - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
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Philippot, Paul, "Les grisailles et les 'degres de realite' de l'image dans la peinture flamande des 15e et 16e siecles", Bulletin des Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, n.
Quelques grisailles, ou des nuages bas, se maintiennent sur la plupart des regions, jusqu'en milieu de journee du dimanche 27 Mars 2016.
Therewere fifteen of them in the show--nine grisailles and six featuring pale, almost evanescent colors--all made, it seems, by using found crocheted blankets as templates.