scenography

noun
sce·​nog·​ra·​phy | \ sē-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce scenography (audio) \

Definition of scenography

: the art of perspective representation especially as applied to the design and painting of stage scenery

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Other Words from scenography

scenographer \ sē-​ˈnä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce scenography (audio) \ noun
scenographic \ ˌsē-​nə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce scenography (audio) \ adjective

Examples of scenography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since 1970, The Queen has been actively engaged in painting, church textiles, watercolours, prints, book illustrations, scenography, decoupage and embroidery. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 31 Aug. 2021 Devoted to the history of Paris, the museum closed in October 2016 for a top-to-bottom overhaul that updated the scenography, opened up rooms with natural light and adapted the exhibits to be more child-friendly. Washington Post, 23 July 2021 Directors are adapting plots and scenography to social distancing rules. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 2 June 2021 The film, with Teresa Stratas and Placido Domingo in the lead roles, found near-unanimous critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic — a rarity for Zeffirelli — and received Oscar nominations for costuming, scenography and artistic direction. Colleen Barry, chicagotribune.com, 15 June 2019 The film, with Teresa Stratas and Placido Domingo in the lead roles, found near-unanimous critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic — a rarity for Zeffirelli — and received Oscar nominations for costuming, scenography and artistic direction. NBC News, 15 June 2019 The film, with Teresa Stratas and Placido Domingo in the lead roles, found near-unanimous critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and received Oscar nominations for costuming, scenography and artistic direction. Washington Post, 15 June 2019 The lengthy scenography is drawn on scrolls of paper complete with detailed directions and notes. Alice Cavanagh, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2018 Until that point, Gianfelici had been studying photography, scenography, and art history with the thought of becoming a graphic designer or an architect. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of scenography

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scenography

Greek skēnographia painting of scenery, from skēnē + -graphia -graphy

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5 Sep 2021

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“Scenography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scenography. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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