- monochromatic painting in shades of gray.
- a work of art, as a painting or stained-glass window, executed in grisaille.
Origin of grisaille
Examples from the Web for grisaille
Historical Examples of grisaille
Little Bible subjects were also painted, mainly in grisaille.
It has neither the colour of mosaic glass nor the sparkle of grisaille.
It does not divide itself so obviously into coloured and grisaille.
Plate 14 is an example of French grisaille in its earlier stage.Palaeography
Grisaille was plentifully used, and Salisbury was famous for it.Stained Glass Tours in England
Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
- a technique of monochrome painting in shades of grey, as in an oil painting or a wall decoration, imitating the effect of relief
- a painting, stained glass window, etc, in this manner
Word Origin for grisaille
Word Origin and History for grisaille
painting technique, 1848, from French grisaille (17c.), from gris "gray" (12c.), from a Germanic source (see ambergris).