- 1A brief evocative description, account, or episode.More example sentences
- Throughout the book, Lowenthal has inserted sidebars containing brief descriptions and vignettes summarizing the more detailed material in the text; these add a certain panache to the work.
- The story is made up of short vignettes or episodes in Ray's life. These stories start with Ray in heaven and move backwards in time until he is a small child.
- The opening is a silly, whimsical musical piece with dolphins, followed throughout the film with brilliant animated vignettes describing articles from the actual guide for galactic hitchhikers.
- 2A small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border.More example sentences
- With its photographic vignettes set against black backgrounds, outlined and captioned in white, perhaps the album that Mary von Rosen fashioned resembles nothing so much as a silent movie.
- The bottom of each drawing is curved, like a photographic vignette.
- However, closer examination reveals body parts scattered around the picture, a weird purple monster off to the side and, in the background, a little vignette of a crowd of naked figures dragging a body.
- 2.1A small ornamental design filling a space in a book or carving, typically based on foliage.More example sentences
- French designer and engraver of vignettes, frontispieces, and decorations for books.
- Also new at the show this year is a series of decorating vignettes by renowned interior designers installed to illustrate the incorporation of fine art into the home.
- The scratched detailing of the vignettes and the presence of feathery foliage, pebbles and floral bouquets enables the definitive attribution of these pieces to Giles.
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- 1.1Produce (a photograph) in the style of a vignette by softening or shading away the edges of the subject.More example sentences
- The fascination of heavily vignetted Holga photos really escapes me, even though I have to say that Roger Minick's are much better than what you get to see from many other people.
- Without these four little cut-outs we'd see vignetting at wide angles (edge of the lens becoming visible on the final image).
- If you were to specify 90% vignetting at the edge of the field of view, you would obtain a layout showing a small sliver of rays that could proceed to the image at the edge of the field of view.
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- A practical guide for miniature vignettists and those who wish to master the art of scale reduction in other artistic areas.
- This year's edition of the Perugia Science Festival, during which the general public and children will be offered a more down to earth approach to difficult scientific matters with the aid of graphic artists and vignettists, will run from September 6th to 22th.
- Every lover and collector of beautiful books will recognize in them a revival of the art of the French vignettists of the eighteenth century, in which was reached the acme of gracefulness and skill, in the decoration of the pages of a book.
late Middle English ( sense 2 of the noun; also as an architectural term denoting a carved representation of a vine): from French, diminutive of vigne 'vine'.
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