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  • n. Plural form of brushmark.


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  • He would stand inches away from the painting's surface investigating the small forms or small brushmarks and discuss how they enlivened the surface.

    John Seed: Frank Lobdell: "Nothing Worth Anything Is Easy"

  • Look at the brilliant array of brushmarks in Van Gogh's Garden With Path, each graphic variation applied to a different species shimmering in the Provençal sun.

    Impressionist Gardens; Another World: Dalí, Magritte, Miró and the Surrealists

  • It had brushmarks and everything, but the original is in a museum; it was very convincing!

    Easter at Eunice's!

  • Courbet came vividly alive, his forceful, assured personality embodied by his paintings 'refusal to be ingratiating; their audacity; and their varied, assertive, almost modern paint-handling -- delicate brushmarks, ferocious palette-knife work, suave transitions, abrupt slashes.

    Mesmerizing Museums

  • A poem is an arrangement of sounds and associations, as a painting is an arrangement of brushmarks.

    The Prevention of Literature

  • "First Families of Virginia"; others were in a line of motors and heterogeneous horse-drawn vehicles, parked beside the course; and scattered through the gathering, like brushmarks on an impressionist canvas, one saw the brilliant color of pink coats.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'

  • Bed, a counterpane spattered with brushmarks playfully redolent of Pollock and co, gave the art world soiled sheets half a century before Tracey Emin. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It is an odd amalgam of sculpture and painting - the wooden blocks like three-dimensional brushmarks, the ribbon and tape like splashes of colour.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • There is less sense that a building is composed like a painting, and that the architect should leave some of his sweat and brushmarks on the canvas.

    The Guardian World News

  • In the late works it became hard to tell whether the magnificent brushmarks - increasingly gritty, nubbled and thick - were describing the sitter so much as Freud's ever-changing vision of what could be done with pigment.

    The Guardian World News


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