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RE: art technique - "stomata" - definition?????


From: Carolyn McDonald (carolyn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 25 2004 - 05:42:31 PDT

"stomata"...I just looked it up with my browser:
The techniques used in the Mona Lisa are known as stomato and chiaroscuro.
Stomata (deriving from the Latin word for "smoke") , describes the smoky
atmospheric effects from the transitions between colors. It is evident in
the delicate gauzy robe and in her enigmatic smile.
Carolyn at Skyline Jr. High in Peoria, Az

-----Original Message-----
From: Hillmer, Jan []
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 5:33 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: art technique - "stomata" - definition?????

The nail prints (and other signs) on the hands are "stigmata".

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Heisey []
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 8:29 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: art technique - "stomata" - definition?????

Call me crazy, but I thought it was a form of the word for having nail
prints in the hands. Like how St. Francis 'received the stomata.'
Checking my resources here...

On Oct 25, 2004, at 8:19 AM, wrote:

> Has anyone ever heard of the word "stomata" as an art technique used
> by Leonardo?
> When I look up the definition of the word...the only definition that I

> find pertains to...
> plants and leaves of plants.
> Carolyn Roberts
> ---