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Sfumato

Painting or drawing technique where a soft, rounded, relief effect is created by blending the lines between different colours and tones avoiding sharp outlines.

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Erich Pommer
by Anthony Wysard
circa 1936
NPG D282

Alexander Korda
by Anthony Wysard
circa 1940-1956
NPG 6120

Roger Daltrey
by Allen Jones
1981
NPG 5912

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