the 16th century, with reference to Italy, especially to the Italian art or literature of that period.
- cin·que·cen·tism, noun
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How to use cinquecento in a sentence
At that very period the Italian art of the cinquecento enjoyed the exclusive favour of the German scholars.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The influence of the Bellini is to be found in almost all the great painters of Venice in the cinquecento.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
The Quattrocento work contains much less of it than the cinquecento.
From Michelozzo's beautiful cortile, which one enters first, a noble staircase ascends to the Salone dei cinquecento.Cathedral Cities of Italy | William Wiehe Collins
These three works, though in very different degrees, represent the opening of the cinquecento in painting and sculpture.The Story of Florence | Edmund G. Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for cinquecento
the 16th century, esp in reference to Italian art, architecture, or literature
- cinquecentist, noun
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