Sfumato is one of the four canonical painting modes of Renaissance art.

The word sfumato comes from the Italian language and is derived from fumo (smoke). “Sfumato” translated into English means soft, vague or blurred.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) became the most prominent practitioner of Sfumato – his famous painting of the Mona Lisa exhibits the technique. Leonardo da Vinci described sfumato as “without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane.

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“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”
Leonardo da Vinci