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  • adj. Resembling a frieze

Etymologies

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frieze +‎ -like

Examples

  • His friezelike figures, moving laterally within flat fields of color, gesture mysteriously, stirring, puncturing and opening up the plane.

    Crushed and Brushed

  • In Yale's picture—obviously a composite of disparate observations—a row of surprisingly distant, small figures at the barre expands the space on the left; that side of Boston's friezelike drawing is occupied by large dancers close to us, paradoxically making the invented image more immediate.

    Stolen Moments and Persistent Poses

  • The mantle consists of a central panel and friezelike border, both made of natural cotton and brightly dyed camelid wool.

    Fabric of Time

  • Besides Mr. Tiravanija's curry lunch there will be a 1982 friezelike mural by Keith Haring, another addition to the museum's holdings.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The specters of estrangement and death that shadow these canvases prefigure both Spero's later, more graphically distinct and explicitly political friezelike paintings and the works of younger artists with similarly haunted preoccupations, such as

    artforum.com

  • The completed Babar drawings, by contrast, are beautiful small masterpieces of the faux-naïf: the elephant faces reduced to a language of points and angles, each figure cozily encased in its black-ink outline, a friezelike arrangement of figures against a background of pure color.

    The New Yorker

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