TIL about “Tronie”, a type of work common in Dutch Golden Age painting and Flemish Baroque painting that depicts an exaggerated or characteristic facial expression.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tronie

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  1. And another tibit: ‘tronie’ means ‘face’ in Dutch/Flemish.

    In general, Flemish/Dutch is quite a literal / descriptive language which I love. For example, mullet = nektapijt = literally ‘neck carpet’.

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