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painting (plural paintings)
- (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
- The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter VIII”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- "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; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; […]."
- (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.
- Artistic painting often takes longer than utilitarian house &c. painting.
- (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.
- Some artists, like Michelangelo, excel in both painting and sculpture.
The same activity as an art form
an illustration or artwork using paint
the action of applying paint
artistic application of paint
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