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Sfumato

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Tutorial : Sfumato, How to fuse a color into another

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What is Sfumato?

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The four canonical painting modes of the Renaissance: sfumato, unione, chiaroscuro, cangiante

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Worst ever painting technique. Don't paint like this!! 😵😵

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Sfumato Technique on Child Portraiture in Oil: Part 1 Underpainting and First Glaze

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".