Crossword clues for painting
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
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.
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.
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.
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.
The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
(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.
Color laid on; paint. [R.]
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)
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]
creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew" [syn: house painting]
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 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) 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) 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.