American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
- n. A picture or design in paint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, art, or employment of laying on paints. Specifically, the art of forming figures or representing objects in colors on any surface; or the art of representing, by means of figures and colors applied on a surface, objects presented to the eye or to the imagination, in general in such a manner as to produce the appearance of relief and of distance.
- n. A picture; specifically, a likeness, image, or scene depicted with paints.
- n. Color laid on.
- n. See the qualifying words.
- v. present participle of paint.
- n. countable An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
- n. uncountable The action of applying paint to a surface.
- n. uncountable The same activity as an art form.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
- n. (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.
- n. rare Color laid on; paint.
- n. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.
- n. graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
- n. the occupation of a house painter
- n. creating a picture with paints
- n. the act of applying paint to a surface
“The rule is so stern, that all delight in mere incidental beauty, which painting often triumphs in, is wholly forbidden to sculpture; -- for instance, in _painting_ the branch of a tree, you may rightly represent and enjoy the lichens and moss on it, but a sculptor must not touch one of them: they are inessential to the tree's life, -- he must give the flow and bending of the branch only, else he does not enough 'see Pallas' in it.”
“The rule is so stern that all delight in mere incidental beauty, which painting often triumphs in, is wholly forbidden to sculpture; -- for instance, in _painting_ the branch of a tree, you may rightly represent and enjoy the lichens and moss on it, but a sculptor must not touch one of them: they are inessential to the tree's life, -- he must give the flow and bending of the branch only, else he does not enough "see Pallas" in it.”
“Take, for example, the term painting "plein air," a French expression meaning "open air" and used colloquially by the French for camping and outdoor sports that refers to creating a work of art outside.”
“The title painting, "Only Gods could survive" 2006 which depicts what looks like a Tarzan figure facing a mountainous past, or future, reminds me a little of William Blake.”
“The tagline under the painting translates as 'evidence of hell' - faithmouse [at] yahoo (dot-here) com”
“BREEZY DAY" is the title painting in a news series of paintings by Julia Waco that will be on display Portland's Attic Gallery Feb. 5-March 5.”
“Some people believe the lady in the painting is the wife of Florence banker, some believe she is the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, or some believe that she is a man in disguise.”
“I felt it a totally inappropriate choice by the publishers given the girl in the painting is about the same age as Lolita (much younger than her 14 years in the movie adaptation) and is cropped down version of a painting which originally included a cat.”
“Whether knitting for soldiers or not, this painting is an homage to women and their work, a tone set by their bowed heads and the humble head tilt of the lady in the center.”
“How then do the experts determine whether a painting is a real Picasso or a forgery?”
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Fishing on the Susquehanna in July
by Billy Collins
I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna
or on any river for that matter
to be perfectly honest.
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