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a painting hangs in a gallery
▪ Many of her pictures hang in the National Gallery of Canada.
a writing/painting/dancing etc competition
▪ Greg won the school public-speaking competition.
baroque music/architecture/paintings etc
oil painting
wall painting
▪ Several large abstract paintings shout at her.
▪ The foyer and staircase are hung with Mondrian-inspired abstract paintings.
▪ His hatred of abstract painting - even of people like Jackson Pollock and Nicholson.
▪ The seating was low and yielding, the decoration largely subordinate to a vast abstract oil painting on the longest wall.
▪ A good abstract painting is an experiment I don't have to conduct because some one has done it for me.
▪ I wonder what future generations will see in our contemporary landscape paintings.
▪ Big can be beautiful, and surprisingly few of the buildings here display the empty pedantry conspicuous in contemporary paintings and sculpture.
▪ A duvet cover which looks like a contemporary painting, plain bright curtains and the whole effect softened with swooping net drapes.
▪ I am going to be very interested to see whether this exhibition has an influence on contemporary painting.
▪ The influence of Cézanne on contemporary painting was renewed and strengthened by two enormously important exhibitions held in 1907.
▪ This is a feature of Cubist painting that was soon to become very apparent.
▪ Braque who had been responsible in 1908 for the introduction of musical iconography into Cubist painting was furthermore seriously interested in music.
▪ They have recently exhibited paintings which they call Cubist paintings.
▪ In the work of Picasso and Braque it ushered in a new phase of Cubist painting.
▪ The Demoiselles is not, strictly speaking, a Cubist painting.
▪ They mark also the final phase of the first period in Cubist painting.
▪ He ritually destroyed his early paintings - a cremation at a mortuary, no less - in 1966.
▪ His audiences seemed delighted with the new game of discovering the errors in earlier paintings.
▪ Acquired by bequest in 1921, it used to be considered one of the Metropolitan Museum's greatest early Northern paintings.
▪ Here there are some fine early sacred paintings.
▪ In the early 70s his paintings were the kind of thing everyone bought as a poster.
▪ Green introduced some novel ideas perhaps reminiscent of pan pipes in earlier painting.
▪ Dear Anne Collins, ten years younger than me, taught early Renaissance painting and was just about my only real friend there.
▪ The result is very fine painting, the product of a finely-tuned sensitivity.
▪ Though illustrated in colour throughout with many fine paintings by the author the book is nevertheless a touch expensive at £17.99.
▪ Later, he did a fine painting of his three sisters.
▪ Inside there are three naves, as there were in the original church, and several fine paintings.
▪ Dotted with antiques and fine paintings this hotel has the feel of a private home.
▪ Here there are some fine early sacred paintings.
▪ A high-arched entrance leads on to a vast grand salon impressively furnished with velvet drapes, fine paintings and classic furniture.
▪ Elsewhere, there are several fine Verrio ceiling paintings, some exquisite parquet flooring and works by Van Dyck and Reynolds.
▪ Several large abstract paintings shout at her.
▪ The large silk-screen paintings of the 1960s come very close to the hand-made artifact being composed almost entirely of ready-made images.
▪ But what held his attention was a large oil painting propped on a chair and fronting the door.
▪ Cliff Benjamin taps large paintings to portray minutiae and outer space panoramas, all connected to images in the natural world.
▪ These illustrations then acted as reference material for large oil paintings which were shown in galleries.
▪ Then in the 1960s Picasso gave an important collection to the city and Miró a large donation of paintings and sculptures.
▪ He has brought his largest paintings to Monde de l'Art, along with some works specially painted for this particular gallery.
▪ There was very little clutter in the room; one bold modern painting on the wall.
▪ This is true for abstract modern theatre, painting, avant-garde music, literature and so forth.
▪ I know nothing of modern painting, I have seen so little, and it was her passion.
▪ For this new publication, Scully has created eight monochromatic etchings which will be shown with related studies and four new paintings.
▪ This was a new idea in painting.
▪ Coat with clear preservative, then prime the new timber before painting the whole of the sill.
▪ Perhaps by now they've asked some other budding young artist to do a new painting for that wall.
▪ She felt dirtied in her old jeans, and her old student painting smock.
▪ In other words, the dangers of the Internet are as old as cave paintings.
▪ Richard Philp, Old Master paintings, drawings and works of art.
▪ Fine old paintings, marble columns and period furnishings add charm.
▪ One in the former University Museum, a large neo-classical room, houses the Torrie collection of old master paintings and bronzes.
▪ Along the staircase of the Legislative Council building are old paintings of water buffalo and bamboo paddies.
▪ There were old paintings on the walls.
▪ This sale of 430 Old Master paintings will concentrate on Venetian works of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.
▪ In no more than 25 words explain what an original Keith Hill painting would mean to the winner.
▪ We asked them to send in their original paintings and songs.
▪ The original paintings are surrounded by the prints and photographs that derived from them.
▪ November 28 also sees the close of Michael Biberstein's exhibition of recent landscape paintings at the Montenay.
▪ I wonder what future generations will see in our contemporary landscape paintings.
▪ A personal viewpoint Landscape painting provokes intensely important issues for me.
▪ John Barrell pursues a similar insight more cautiously in relation to landscape painting and poetry in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
▪ Richard Wilson, the genius of landscape painting, has a place of honour.
▪ The result is a satisfying blend of Bonington retrospective and survey of landscape painting in the 1820s.
▪ By the end of the century landscape painting for its own sake was established.
▪ Richard Philp, Old Master paintings, drawings and works of art.
▪ One in the former University Museum, a large neo-classical room, houses the Torrie collection of old master paintings and bronzes.
▪ This sale of 430 Old Master paintings will concentrate on Venetian works of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.
▪ The illustrations she produced for the book were based on copies of old master paintings.
▪ The only faces that greeted them belonged to sundry dead abbots glaring down from dusky oil paintings.
▪ This was the start of my oil painting.
▪ Side by side were two well-executed oil paintings of the same man.
▪ Watercolours are easy - they dry; but oil paintings need time.
▪ But what held his attention was a large oil painting propped on a chair and fronting the door.
▪ It is a method not unlike scumbling in oil painting.
▪ Still life inspired by oil paintings of the Old Masters.
▪ Buildings were consolidated and where necessary roofed, and wall paintings for the first time left in place.
▪ Part of a wall painting here, a bit of a fresco there.
▪ Portal sculptures, wall paintings and mosaics created in each church a pictorial record of the Bible stories and teaching.
▪ It faintly illuminated the interior wall paintings that surrounded them.
▪ Elizabethan wall paintings and fine Jacobean plasterwork.
▪ The wall paintings under the cornice are c.1370.
▪ The tombs are rock hewn chambers, many beautifully decorated by wall paintings in rich colours.
▪ His work affects me the same way - which is why I bought that painting a few years ago.
▪ And although he would borrow happily enough to buy painting materials or drinks, he had his own sense of honour.
▪ Zamaron bought the paintings of both Modigliani and Utrillo and let them out after a sobering night in the cells.
▪ Anyone interested in buying a painting should contact the artist directly at the telephone number given.
▪ As well as buying paintings, furniture and porcelain, Sir Ralph was a keen book collector.
▪ He bought the painting for a few pounds in the nineteen fifties.
▪ I've always wondered why some one like Madonna would want to buy one of the paintings in the last show.
▪ The long, low church is decorated by paintings all over the exterior and interior walls, openings and window frames.
▪ The tombs are rock hewn chambers, many beautifully decorated by wall paintings in rich colours.
▪ The downstairs restaurant where breakfast is served, has walls decorated with paintings of people dressed in traditional local costumes.
▪ The current exhibition includes one hundred paintings, drawings, prints, books and manuscript illuminations.
▪ It includes drawing, painting, design, sculpture and textiles.
▪ The exhibits will include paintings, graphics, masks, photographs and sculptures by more than 200 prominent and emerging artists nationwide.
▪ The sides of the casket are richly ornate in artistic enamel work and includes cameo paintings of the Kenilworth and Larne clubhouses.
▪ Illustrations include many paintings by the pre-eminent, or at least inescapable, Civil War artist Mort Kuntsler.
▪ These options include drawing and painting skills, two-dimensional design, ceramics, fabric crafts, and fashion.
▪ The ambitious show includes paintings in oils and acrylics, and monotypes on paper.
▪ Zborowski took his words literally and was alarmed that Modi had sold his paintings himself.
▪ Dan, have you sold any paintings this week?
▪ In 1846 he set up Goupil, Vibert et Compagnie, which sold prints, paintings and drawings.
▪ Mrs Ruben, a Washington area resident since 1962, displayed and sold paintings at local galleries.
▪ And Mr Sullivan says he has no plans to sell the painting ... for at least the time being.
▪ Mr Cross also denied that Mr Bond was trying to sell the painting himself.
▪ But I didn't sell my first painting you know until 1975.
▪ Then he went on to complain that even business was bad, as he had sold only two small paintings.
▪ Raab is showing key paintings of the last two years until 9 January.
▪ She showed me her recent paintings.
▪ Throughout the month, the Galerie Beaubourg is showing twelve paintings by François Boisrond.
▪ Margarett showed thirty paintings and a group of watercolors and pastels.
▪ Sensing that Bertin was an art-lover, Zbo showed him some paintings and made a sale.
▪ The photo reproduced here shows how perfectly the painting was aged by the artist.
he's/she's no oil painting
painting and decorating
▪ a painting of the Grand Canal in Venice by Canaletto
▪ an exhibition of paintings by French artists
▪ an oil painting of Columbus
▪ Dali did several paintings of his wife.
▪ Gaugin is famous for his paintings of native women on the Pacific island of Tahiti.
▪ He's taking a class in drawing and painting.
▪ The museum has an impressive collection of early 20th century American paintings.
▪ I always regret those paintings very much.
▪ I try to avoid objects which limit a painting in space and time.
▪ If it rains, the programme will be aerobics, papiermâché mask making, craft work and painting etc.
▪ The sight before him was reminiscent of a modernistic painting of Hell.
▪ This painting has become a veritable obsession and he has returned to it repeatedly over the past thirty years.
▪ This perhaps explains the strident colors which characterize his paintings as certainly it suggests the source of their extreme verisimilitude.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Paint \Paint\ (p[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. & vb. n. Painting.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki`los many-colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. Depict, Picture, Pigment, Pint.]

  1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.

    Jezebel painted her face and tired her head.
    --2 Kings ix. 30.

  2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.

    Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.

    Cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight.

  3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.

  4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict; as, to paint a political opponent as a traitor.

    Disloyal? The word is too good to paint out her wickedness.

    If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.

    Syn: To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.


Painting \Paint"ing\, n.

  1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.

  2. (Fine Arts) The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture.

  3. Color laid on; paint. [R.]

  4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.

    Syn: See Picture.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "that which is painted, a painting," verbal noun from paint (v.). From mid-15c. as "art of depicting by means of paint."


n. 1 (lb en countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s). 2 (lb en uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface. 3 (lb en uncountable) The same activity as an art form. vb. (present participle of paint English)

  1. n. graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre" [syn: picture]

  2. creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

  3. the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

  4. the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew" [syn: house painting]

Painting (disambiguation)

Painting is the art or process of applying paints to a surface such as canvas, to make a picture or other artistic composition.

A painting is also the end product a composition or picture made in this way.

Painting may also be the occupation of a house painter and decorator.


Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.

Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, gesture (as in gestural painting), composition, narration (as in narrative art), or abstraction (as in abstract art), among other aesthetic modes, may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolistic (as in Symbolist art), emotive (as in Expressionism), or political in nature (as in Artivism).

A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas. Examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery, to Biblical scenes rendered on the interior walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, to scenes from the life of Buddha or other images of Eastern religious origin.

In art, the term ''painting ''describes both the act and the result of the action. The support for paintings includes such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper and concrete, and the painting may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, plaster, gold leaf, as well as objects. The term painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders.

Painting (album)

Painting is the tenth studio album by Ocean Colour Scene, released on 11 February 2013. The album charted at #49 in its first week of release. This is the band's worst charting album since their début over twenty years ago.

Painting (Blue Star)

Painting (Blue Star) is a 1927 painting by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. In June 2012, it sold at auction for £23.5 million, setting a new record for the highest price paid for a painting by Miró.

Painting (1946)

Painting (1946) is an oil-on-linen painting by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. It was originally to depict a chimpanzee in long grass (parts of which may be still visible); Bacon then attempted to paint a bird of prey landing in a field. Bacon described the work as his most unconscious, the figurations forming without his intention. In an interview with David Sylvester in 1962, Bacon recalls:

FB:"Well, one of the pictures I did in 1946, which was the thing that's in the Museum of Modern Art ..." DS:"The butcher-shop picture." FB:"Yes. It came to me as an accident. I was attempting to make a bird alighting on a field. And it may have been bound up in some way with the three forms that had gone before, but suddenly the line that I had drawn suggested something totally different and out of this suggestion arose this picture. I had no intention to do this picture; I never thought of it in that way. It was like one continuous accident mounting on top of another."

The previous year Poussin's Adoration of the Golden Calf had been taken into the National Gallery collection and Bacon almost certainly had this painting at the back of his mind in respect of the garlands, the calf (now slaughtered) and the tented Israelite encampment, now transmuted into an umbrella.

Graham Sutherland saw Painting (1946) in the Cromwell Place studio, and urged his dealer, Erica Brausen, then of the Redfern gallery, to go to see the painting and to buy it. Brausen wrote to Bacon several times, and visited his studio in early autumn 1946, promptly buying the work for £200. (It was shown in several group showings, including the British section of Exposition internationale d'arte moderne (18 November – 28 December 1946) at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, for which Bacon travelled to Paris.)

Within a fortnight of the sale of Painting (1946) to the Hanover gallery, Bacon had used the proceeds to decamp from London to Monte Carlo. After staying at a succession of hotels and flats, including the Hôtel de Ré, Bacon settled in a large villa, La Frontalière, in the hills above the town. Eric Hall and Nanny Lightfoot would come to stay. Bacon spent much of the next few years in Monte Carlo, apart from short visits to London. From Monte Carlo, Bacon wrote to Graham Sutherland and Erica Brausen. His letters to Erica Brausen show that he did paint there, but no paintings are known to survive.

In 1948, Painting (1946) sold to Alfred Barr for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Bacon wrote to Sutherland asking that he apply fixative to the patches of pastel on Painting (1946) before it was shipped to New York. Painting (1946) is now too fragile to be moved from the museum for exhibition elsewhere.

In 1991 pioneering metalcore band Integrity used ''Painting (1946) as the album art for their debut LP, Those Who Fear Tomorrow

In 2007 Artist Damien Hirst, a large fan of Bacon's, modeled his vitrine installation "School: The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity and the Search for Knowledge" after Painting (1946), featuring sides of beef, birds, a chair and an umbrella all within the vitrine.

Usage examples of "painting".

And with the painting finished, Brigit had spent the day at Akasha, tending to the plants that had been a bit neglected these last few days.

In spite of his hunger, Alec found it difficult to draw his eyes from the paintings.

Let him take it for granted in the fashion of the strictly aesthetic commentator who writes in sympathy with a Fra Angelico painting, or as that great modernist, Paul Sabatier, does as he approaches the problems of faith in the life of St.

Though Ther-midorian stories of sans-culottes playing skittles with the bones of the Valois and the Bourbons were probably apocryphal, a painting by Hubert Robert, that connoisseur of ruins, certainly shows coffins being lifted from their graves and stones being overturned and removed.

Venetian rose of old brocades and velvets, of weathered, sun-faded aquarelle paintings.

His voice crackled, screeched like a powered metal-cutter, as if it had been enhanced, his mouth a black hole, the painting of a scream of rage and pain.

Armand and entrust him with something as delicate as authenticating a painting?

When he saw the Bathers he felt exactly as I had: that this was a different world of painting, that one had to start over.

It reminded me of a sepia painting I had once seen done from the ink of a fossil Belemnite that must have perished and become fossilized millions of years ago.

She was in her biaxial period, and her strange light paintings were beginning to find a wider audience.

In the living room, Proctor began to overturn furniture, tear paintings from the walls, and smash bibelots, further developing the scenario that would lead the police away from any consideration that the intruder might have been other than a common drug-pumped thug.

Her father was out in the back painting the kennel that one of his pals from the bookies had made for Hooves.

For all that, Marvell has excelled himself with his verse though I have chid him for some ugly rhyming and the childlike brickbats it does cast against the art of painting.

Their fully carpeted parlor was suited with a brand-new matching satin brocatelle settee and parlor chairs, their curtains were black Chantilly lace, and their walls were covered with paintings of peaceful wooded and mountain landscapes.

It was about that time that my brother Jean came to Venice with Guarienti, a converted Jew, a great judge of paintings, who was travelling at the expense of His Majesty the King of Poland, and Elector of Saxony.