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word: whorl


Definition: (noun) A form that coils or spirals; a curl or swirl.
Synonyms: curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll
Usage: He … made each individual line of the bewildering maze of whorls or curves or loops … stand out bold and black by reinforcing it with ink. Discuss.

The Prado Museum Access Google Art Project from this post, or from the new widjet at euzicasa

The Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. Founded in Madrid in 1818 by Ferdinand VII, it features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, much of which came from the royal holdings of the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs in Spain. In 1872, the Prado acquired

The Prado Museum

many notable works formerly owned by Spanish convents and monasteries. It owns outstanding pieces by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Goya. What is considered its most famous work on display? More… Discuss

Google Cultural Institute_ Virtual Art Museums tours

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