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  • n. The state or condition of being painterly.


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  • For all that, Sherman's shots still trade on a kind of painterliness, the stiff poses and Her-Majesty-the-Queen gestures of her subjects as instantly recognisable an attribute of big bucks as palms and haloes are of martyrdom.

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  • At the same time, Hals's celebration of the materiality of his medium is so seductive that sheer painterliness often overrides all other concerns, including the fact that his subjects are often blunt-featured, fleshy, self-satisfied types whose company you might not seek.

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  • But the best paintings here are meticulously constructed, adapting the atmospheric painterliness of the French impressionists to the dank industrial terraces of north-west England.

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  • Beyond their technical curiosity (the painterliness of his color, the angles he achieved on certain outdoor shots), Miller's photos jar for their very familiarity, or their near-familiarity.

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  • Consistently working from photographic sources - some of them gently tweaked in Photoshop - McKenzie demonstrated formalist inclinations and a knack for alternating between visual clarity and painterliness.

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  • By comparison to the sheer painterliness, richness and varied palettes of their East Coast Abstract Expressionist cousins (Joan Mitchell, Adolph Gottlieb, Ellsworth Kelly, Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler), the colors of the California painters seem brighter, their lines sharper, and their edges cleaner.

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  • But we look in vain for such passionate exponents of the figure as Fairfield Porter, Bob Thompson, Euan Uglow or Graham Nickson, all of whom, with differing ­degrees of painterliness, created fierce dramas out of concentrated scrutiny of the body.

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  • More and more, however, Sorolla pushed traditional portraiture toward abstraction by giving sheer painterliness the upper hand over likeness.

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  • Bald plot caters to the first; style, wit of expression, truth of observation, vivid painterliness, brooding musicality, and all the commendable rest pay court to the second.

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  • Love all the painterliness as usual too, always worth clinking for the enlargement.

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