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Sfumato

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The DaVinci Technique - Sfumato

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What is the sfumato technique?

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Sfumato is a painting technique for softening the transition between colours. Leonardo da Vinci was the most prominent practitioner of sfumato, using it in many works, including the Virgin of the Rocks and in his famous painting of the Mona Lisa. He described sfumato as "without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane".
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