- an art or technique of decorating a surface with inlaid patterns, especially of wood mosaic, developed during the Renaissance.
Origin of intarsia
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The painter, the mosaicist, and the designer for intarsia are confused in a similar manner.Intarsia and Marquetry
F. Hamilton Jackson
In some of the early Italian "intarsia" the decoration was cut into the surface of the panel piece by piece.
The same writer mentions still more elaborate examples of pictorial "intarsia" in the choir stalls of Sta.
Of all the examples of pictorial Intarsia the most elaborate are perhaps those in the choir stalls of Sta.Arts and Crafts Essays
The intarsia doors of the palace at Urbino are among the most famous examples of this form of decoration.The Decoration of Houses
- a decorative or pictorial mosaic of inlaid wood or sometimes ivory of a style developed in the Italian Renaissance and used esp on wooden wall panels
- the art or practice of making such mosaics
- (in knitting) an individually worked motif
C19: changed from Italian intarsio
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