Sunday, December 15, 2013

Word of the day: repoussoir

Boathouses #2

Here's what an on-line dictionary had to say about the term.


noun Painting.
a figure or object in the extreme foreground: used as a contrast and to increase the illusion of depth.

View from the Academy

Quebec City: Old Town

Villaggio Toscano

This word was new to me, but looking through my files, I can see that I have often used this device in my own work.

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