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- n. In painting, a grotesque scene from common life, as rustic games, a village festival, rollicking peasants drinking and smoking, and kindred subjects. Teniers is the great master of this style, and in British art Wilkie is probably its best representative.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Paint.) A representation of a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.
- Italian bambocciata, from Bamboccio a nickname of Peter Van Laer, a Dutch genre painter; properly, a child, simpleton, puppet, from bambo silly. (Wiktionary)
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