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sotto in sù


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(Italian, ‘from below upwards’)

An extreme form of illusionistic foreshortening whereby figures and forms in ceiling painting appear to be suspended or float above the spectator below. An early major example is Mantegna's Camera degli Sposi in the Palazzo Ducale, Mantua (completed 1474), though the term is particularly associated with Baroque ceiling decoration.

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