Ceiling painting
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Ceiling painting includes all forms of painted decoration that can be applied to the ceiling of a room (whether boxed-in roof tresses, flat ceiling, or vault). Ceiling painting is found in both the profane and sacred spheres, and thanks to its aesthetic design and iconographic/iconological significance, it was important throughout a…

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Krems, Eva-Bettina, “Ceiling painting”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018188>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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