Meaning of Sienese


Pronunciation: (sē"u-nēz', -nēs'), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ese.
  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.
  1. an inhabitant of Siena.
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