Sienese

Sienese

[see-uh-neez, -nees]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Siena or its people.
2.
pertaining to or designating the style of painting developed in Siena during the late 13th and 14th centuries, characterized by a use of Byzantine forms and iconography modified by an increased three-dimensional quality, decorative linear rhythms, and harmonious, although sometimes ornamental, color.
noun, plural Sienese.
3.
an inhabitant of Siena.

Origin:
1750–60; Sien(a) + -ese

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