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capriccio


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(Italian, ‘caprice’)

A painted or drawn composition combining real or imaginary architectural features in a fantasy setting. The capriccio was essentially developed in the 18th century and associated, though not exclusively, with Italy and Venice in particular (Canaletto, Piranesi, and Tiepolo). See veduta.

Subjects: Art.


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