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Term applied to a reddish-brown chalk used for the underdrawing of a fresco and also to the drawing itself. Sinopie have sometimes been uncovered during restoration work when a fresco is detatched from the wall, revealing the lower layer of plaster (see, for example, Traini).

Subjects: Art.

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