Italian Vocabulary In An Art Gallery

28 June 2022
By Sarah Angela Almaden
Art painting

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If an art gallery is a restaurant, its signature dish would be its exhibit. All its paintings, sculptures, etchings, drawings, and everything in between are all part of the one-of-a-kind menu. Everything is not only tasty for your eyes, but they are all specially made with love and care, that will satisfy your hunger for art and culture, leaving you with a lasting impression.

When you think of Italian Art, you think of famous masterpieces like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci or The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. Both are beautiful Italian classics that are jaw-dropping and timeless pieces. However, Italian Art does not stop with these important works. So, if you want to learn how to talk about art in Italian, let’s take a tour!

Art Period

  • Rinascimento – Renaissance
  • Medio Evo – Medieval
  • Barocco – Baroque
  • L'Arte Contemporanea – Contemporary art

Art Vocabulary

  • l'acquarello – Watercolors
  • lo schizzo – Sketch
  • il marmo – Marble
  • il carboncino – Charcoal
  • il collage – Collage
  • la videoarte – Video art
  • i fumetti – Comics
  • il pittore – Artist (painter)
  • l'asta – Auction
  • il curatore – Curator
  • la galleria – Gallery
  • l'installazione artistica – Installation
  • la pittura a olio – Oil painting
  • artisti – Artists
  • disegno a matita – Pencil drawing
  • paesaggio – Landscape
  • serigrafia – Screen print
  • una mostra – Exhibition
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