Definition of scenography in English:


Line breaks: scen|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /siːˈnɒgrəfi


[mass noun]
  • 1The design and painting of theatrical scenery.
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    • This exhibition of some seventy works looks at the full range of artistic Bardolatry, and also examines theatrical production and scenography.
    • Every scene in a David Cronenberg film - particularly his set pieces - has a shape, and is meticulously based around a quite theatrical scenography.
    • The exhibition will also showcase the work of other designers highlighting the modern trends in international scenography for the theatre.
  • 1.1(In painting and drawing) the representation of objects in perspective.
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    • Within what is essentially an office building, Schultes has created sculptural scenography out of interstitial space.
    • Another specialist in ephemera of this kind and scenography was Baccio del Bianco, whose extraordinary caricatures are an early form of the cartoon strip.



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  • Since he has chosen, for his scenographic debut, to take a stab at Francesca Zambello's worst production, no one will criticize him, except perhaps for having been too timid.
  • Keiley most often does it with elaborate choreography and striking acoustic and scenographic effects.
  • Perhaps Peale had in mind the scenographic views of American landscapes and urban buildings that circulated as single prints and journal illustrations.


mid 17th century: from French scénographie, or via Latin from Greek skēnographia 'scene-painting', from skēnē (see scene).

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