American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The part of ancient Egypt comprising the Nile River delta. It was united with Upper Egypt c. 3100 B.C.
“Few artists have anything very interesting to say on the subject of ending, but Freud does: "The painting's done when I have the sensation I am painting someone else's picture.”
“Silvano Vincenti's current request for a loan of the Mona Lisa in 2013 is intended to commemorate the centennial of the painting's recovery in 1913.”
“Take Liubov Popova's Spatial Force Constructions, a dynamic crisscross of geometric shapes that sought to flatten the 3D angles and curves of buildings into a painting's single plane.”
“Even if Marshall is depicting something as loaded as a London rioter, his paintings demand we suspend judgment and focus on the present: the feel of a hand grasping an arm, the sound of paper ripping, the detail of the painting's surface.”
“And he wondered whether the painting's change was a matter of keeping up with changing truth, but axiology tended to exhaust him.”
“A museum spokeswoman confirmed that its Rothko experts know about the painting's discovery but are not permitted to weigh in on the merits of anything earmarked for auction.”
“But two years after the sale, Dedalus "suddenly retracted its earlier representation and raised doubts about the painting's authenticity.”
“If there's a slightly false note in this show, it's the inclusion of media that technically constitute "watercolor"—gouache, i.e., water-soluble paints—but have a different kind of weight as they sit on the painting's surface.”
“But although they can be seen as each painting's cornerstone, you quickly realize that other battles are going on here : There is much more than the pastoral here.”
“Ms. Curiger says she relishes the direct encounter with a work and rather than preaching ex-cathedra about a painting's meaning, she hopes to stimulate discussions to deepen the understanding of a work.”
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