What is another word for sgraffito?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛsɡɹafˈiːtə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Sgraffito is an art technique where multiple layers of contrasting colours are scratched away to reveal a design. It's a decorative process usually seen in ceramics or buildings, such as in Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Other similar terms for sgraffito are graffito, zemni, brushstrokes, encaustic, resist, and carving. These techniques have been used for centuries and have a similar impact on the visual appearance of a surface. Sgraffito art can be found around the world, from the Middle East to Europe, and even in modern-day designs. The technique creates a unique look and texture, and there are many possibilities for creativity in this medium.

Synonyms for Sgraffito:

What are the hypernyms for Sgraffito?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    decorative art, renaissance art, ceramic art, graffiti art, wall art, mural art, Ceramic technique, Drawing art, Engraving technique, Scratching art, Scratching technique.

What are the hyponyms for Sgraffito?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Sgraffito

As usual the whole, except the windows and the angles, is plastered and has a sgraffito frieze running round under the cornice.
"Portuguese Architecture"
Walter Crum Watson
Inside there are still fine tiles, but the sgraffito frieze has nearly disappeared from the outer cornice.
"Portuguese Architecture"
Walter Crum Watson

Related words: sgraffito technique, friezes, decoration, decoration technique, decorative technique, wall decoration, decoration on the wall, painting on the wall, wall painting

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