Definition of Sgraffito

1. Noun. A ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground.

Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation



Definition of Sgraffito

1. a. Scratched; -- said of decorative painting of a certain style, in which a white overland surface is cut or scratched through, so as to form the design from a dark ground underneath.

Definition of Sgraffito

1. Noun. A technique in ceramics, art and wall design, where the top layer of pigment or slip is scratched through to reveal an underlying layer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sgraffito

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sgraffito

sfermions
sforzandi
sforzando
sforzandos
sforzati
sforzato
sforzatos
sfumato
sfumatos
sfz.
sgd.
sgn
sgoldstino
sgoldstinos
sgraffiti
sgraffito (current term)
sh*tloads
sh*ts
shRNA
shRNAs
sha
sha'n't
shabaroon
shabbatot
shabbed
shabbier
shabbiest
shabbily

Literary usage of Sgraffito

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1. Lead Glazed Pottery by Edwin Atlee Barber (1907)
"sgraffito pie plate Frontispiece AFTER PAGE. sgraffito dish. The Crucifixion . ... Two sgraffito pie plates. Showing continuous scene of a deer chase . ..."

2. Modern Mural Decoration by Alfred Lys Baldry (1902)
"sgraffito. ' The fundamental difference between sgraffito and the other forms of ... Admirable results, indeed, can be arrived at in sgraffito by the use of ..."

3. Arts and Crafts Essays by Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (1903)
"The term sgraffito is, however, specially used to denote decoration scratched or incised upon plaster or potter's clay while still soft, and for beauty of ..."

4. Practical Hints on Modelling, Design, and Mural Decoration by Henry Francis William Ganz (1908)
"sgraffito (Italian, to scratch) is a method of work in plaster-stucco used in ancient times and ... The sgraffito process demands a quick method of working, ..."

5. Vasari on Technique: Being the Introduction to the Three Arts of Design by Giorgio Vasari (1907)
"sgraffito-work. PAINTERS have another sort of picture which is drawing and ... This is called sgraffito; it serves only for ornament on the facades of ..."

6. The Arts in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob, James Dafforne (1870)
"Fresco in sgraffito.—Mural Paintings in France from the Twelfth Century.—Gothic Frescoes of Spain.—Mural Paintings in the Low Countries, Germany, ..."

7. Corinth: The Centenary, 1896-1996 by Charles K. Williams, Nancy Bookidis (2003)
"glazed pottery that appears in greatest quantity in the fills and deposits of the later 13th and early 14th centuries is known loosely as Late sgraffito, ..."

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