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Cinque Cento

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An epithet applied to art between 1500–1600; called in France Renaissance, and in England Elizabethan. It was the revival of the classical or antique, but is generally understood as a derogatory term, implying debased or inferior art. The great schools of art closed with 1500. The “immortal fivegreat painters were all born in the previous century: viz. Leonardo da Vinci, born 1452; Michel Angĕlo, 1474; Titian, 1477; Raphael, 1480; and Correggio, 1494. Cinque Cento is the Italian for 500, omitting the thousand=mil cinque cento.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cid
Cid Hamet Benengeli
Cigogne (French)
Cillaros
Cimmerian Bosphorus
Cimmerian Darkness
Cinohona
Cincinnatus
Cinderella [little cinder girl]
Cinque Cento
Cinque Ports (The)
Cinter (A)
Cipher
Circe
Circle of Ulloa
Circuit
Circumbendibus (A)
Circumcellians
Circumcised Brethren (in Hudibras)
Circumlocution Office

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