painting

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painting

  1. Present participle of paint.

Noun[edit]

painting (plural paintings)

  1. (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
    • The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set[1]:
      “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; … ”
  2. (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.
    • Artistic painting often takes longer then utilitarian house - etc. painting.
  3. (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.
    • Some artists excel in both painting and sculpture, like Michelangelo.

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The same activity as an art form

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