from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Italian literature and art, the fashion of the seventeenth century. See secentismo.
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It was the era of triumph of that bombastic, meaningless, and paradoxical style known as the "seicentismo" from the century
It is that "seicentismo" which a modern writer (A. Niceforo, "L'Italia barbara," 1898) has recognized as the blight, the evil genius, of south