Postupan prelaz, postupno prelivanje boja, senčenje bojama; fig. fina i neosetna razlika, jedva primetan prelaz iz jednog u drugo; muz. prelaz; gram. finoća jezika, tananost izraza, tančina, untačanost. (lat.)
(French) slight shade or difference.
A subtle difference in meaning; SYN. nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement.
painting / peɪntɪŋ /
The application of colored pigment to a surface. The chief methods of painting are: tempera emulsion painting, with a gelatinous (for example, egg yolk) rather than oil base —known in ancient Egypt; fresco watercolor painting on plaster walls—the palace of Knossos, Crete, contains examples from about 2,000 bc; ink developed in China for calligraphy in the Sung period and highly popular in Japan from the 15th century; oil ground pigments in linseed, walnut, or other oil, it spread from N to S Europe in the 15th century; watercolor pigments combined with gum arabic and glycerol, which are diluted with water— the method was developed in the 15th–17th centuries for wash drawings; acrylic synthetic pigments developed after World War ii, the colors are very hard and brilliant.
For the history of painting see medieval art; Chinese art, and so on. Individual painters and art movements are listed alphabetically.
High-resolution video cameras and computers are now being used to help art experts identify damage to paintings in some of the world’s major galleries, including the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in the uk. The system identifies damage by comparing “before” and “after” images in order to highlight changes in the craquelure.
For the major styles of Western painting, see Renaissance art, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and abstract art.
ETYM Old Eng. shade, shadewe, schadewe, as. sceadu, scead; akin to os. skado, Dutch schaduw, Old High Germ. scato, (gen. scatewes), German schatten, Goth. skadus, Irish and Gael. sgath, and probably to Greek skotos darkness. Cf. Shadow, Shed a hat.
1. A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; SYN. tint, tincture, tone.
2. Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; SYN. shadiness, shadowiness.
3. Something that protects from direct sunlight.
tinge / tɪndʒ /
A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture.