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  • n. Plural form of grisaille.


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  • I love the concept of black and white, I went to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts here in Brussels and I saw my first grisailles and I was blown away.

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  • But nine years later, Charles bought another collection of twenty-three Italian works including six grisailles attributed to Caravaggio and paintings by Titian and Guido Reni.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Some jewel-encrusted, others with beautiful miniatures, grisailles, and more.

    A Lady of His Own

  • A number of these are grisailles, and the true amateur of glass considers the grisailles to be as well worth study as the legendary windows.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • These lateral grisailles are still opaque enough to prevent the solar rays which pass through them from lighting the coloured windows on the reverse side; yet, at certain hours of the day, these solar rays throw a pearly light on the coloured windows which gives them indescribable transparence and refinement of tones.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • All we can do is to note that the grisailles were intended to have values.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • Blanche; further on, three other grisailles bear also the famous castles, but this is by no means the strongest proof of feminine taste.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • In the latter case, the grisailles are reserved for the side windows which are meant to be seen obliquely, and in that case the coloured glass fills the bays of the fond, the apsidal openings which are meant to be seen in face from a distance.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • They left it on their right, turned into another gallery, and the guest-master led them into an immense hall, pierced by high windows, decorated with eighteenth century pier-glasses, and _grisailles_; it was furnished only with benches and stalls, above which was a single chair sculptured and painted with abbatial arms, which marked the place of Dom

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  • The miniatures include a few rather coarse grisailles.

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