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In leon battista alberti's treatise on painting, the term designates the entire impression made by a work of art, starting with its subject matter, but also incorporating the manner of its treatment in terms of disegno and compositio, i.e. Drawing, design and composition, such that the most powerful, if subtle, effects of meaning and interest are achieved.

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