Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The painting of the surface of a wall, or of kindred surfaces, with ornamental designs or figure-subjects, as a decoration. Such painting is usually classified as encaustic or as fresco or tempera painting.
- n. An example or work of painting of this kind.
“San Francisco is partnering with street artists who ply their wall-painting skills legally paying them to paint buildings.”
“They were waiting by the all scrawled-over municipal wall-painting of the nagoy dignity of labour, bare vecks and cheenas stern at the wheels of industry, like I said, with all this dirt pencilled from their rots by naughty malchicks.”
“A vivid early second millennium B.C. wall-painting fragment from the palace of Zimri-Lim at Mari (Syria), which depicts a male figure leading a bull by its golden nose-ring to a ritual sacrifice, ushers people into the next room.”
“Sure, both books show people with their eyes firmly attached to the sides of their heads, Egyptian wall-painting style.”
“Without the much-abused intellectuals, we would have a two-dimensional tapestry world, a medieval wall-painting showing the entire world to be a billion Simpson characters frozen in media time.”
“He and Costas had silently kitted up in the ancient chamber a few minutes before, donning the equipment Reksnys had ordered them to bring from Seaquest II Jack had refused to divulge any of his thoughts about the wall-painting, and Maria had remained obstinately silent in the corner of the chamber even after the tape had been ripped away from her mouth.”
“The wall-painting was clearly a narrative, a progression of scenes in a story, going from right to left.”
“It was a fresco, a wall-painting of unimaginable barbarity, a mass execution.”
“Miss Van started wall-painting in the streets at the age of 18, in the early 1990's, initiating the feminine movement in street art.”
“The old Nicolaikirche has some of the most stunning interior woodwork and wall-painting (more like a Hindu temple than a house of Yahweh) that I have ever seen, from the early medieval (there's a fantastic Old Norse carving form Viking Novgorod) to High Baroque.”
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