Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Word of the Day - Sprezzatura

sprezzatura (plural sprezzaturas)

1. (art) The art of doing a difficult task so gracefully, that it looks effortless.

(From the Italian, Sprezzatura meaning nonchalance, was first used in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier. The term began use in English in the mid-twentieth century, often to describe art.)

As craftsmen and artists that we all are , isn't this what we aim for ?

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