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  • n. Plural form of canvas.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of canvas.


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  • Murakami's genius, on both large and small canvases, is to create worlds both utterly alien and disconcertingly familiar.

    After Dark by Haruki Murakami: Book summary

  • Paul Gauguin could lay claim to being a truly global artist – partly raised in Peru, itinerant in Europe, sending home canvases from the South Seas and beyond – so there seems something appropriate about standing in a gallery filled with packing cases and crates that have brought his paintings from the world's four corners.

    Gauguin at Tate Modern: the making of a blockbuster show

  • The artist’s transformation from painter of blithe society portraits to creator of agonized, fantastical, existentially profound canvases is one of art history’s great stories; and the mordant, brilliant Robert Hughes is a writer to read whenever possible.

    Summer Reading

  • And, he wants us to work on large canvases, which is a whole additional storage problem.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The canvases are a fabulous way to treasure your memories, surprise family and friends and liven up your home with a beautiful work of art – people lead such hectic lives nowadays and we provide modern and innovative ways for people to capture the true essence of life, she added.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • In one of Nazar Yahya's untitled canvases, brown shades smother black silhouettes of buildings like bomb dust while orange blotches of fire contribute to the chaos.

    Post-Saddam Art

  • His canvases will be the pride of the best arranged galleries.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • Her dress recalled the canvases of Boucher, Van Loo, and Watteau, which she loved.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • The long banqueting-table recalls the canvases of Veronese, but with discordant notes of the Orient and elsewhere.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, July 1, 1914

  • As a general thing their canvases are a little flashy, likely to please at first sight but grow wearisome after a time.

    A Text-Book of the History of Painting


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