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 (tŏn′dō, tôn′-)
n. pl. ton·di (-dē) also ton·dos
A round painting, relief, or similar work of art.

[Italian, short for rotondo, round, from Latin rotundus; see rotund.]


n, pl -di (-diː)
(Art Terms) a circular easel painting or relief carving
[C19: from Italian: a circle, shortened from rotondo round]


(ˈtɒn doʊ; It. ˈtɔn dɔ)

n., pl. -di (-dē).
a round painting or relief.
[1885–90; < Italian: plate, circle, round painting, derivative of the adj.: round, by aphesis from rotondo < Latin rotundus; see rotund]
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Most of the paintings are large-scale and monochromatic; a couple of the works are tondos, and there is one painting that consists of vertically stacked horizontal bars, which seems to acknowledge the influence of minimalist Donald Judd.
In the installation at Deitch, the radiant colors of the numerous tondos painted on and projecting from the walls made this abundantly clear.