Definition of seicento in English:


Line breaks: sei|cento
Pronunciation: /seɪˈtʃɛntəʊ


[mass noun, often as modifier]
The style of Italian art and literature of the 17th century: Florentine seicento painting
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  • With the neo-Venetian revival of the early seicento, artists and critics participated in various ways in the reinvigoration of Venetian style.
  • This is hardly a fair summary of the Italian seicento but it is the standard Protestant idea of Counter-Reformation Italy in his day and later.
  • Boschi, who trained with Passignano in the late 1580s, is known today principally to specialists, but he enjoyed a considerable degree of popularity in the early seicento.


Italian, '600', shortened from mille seicento '1600', used with reference to the years 1600–99.




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