Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a painting

Etymologies

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painting +‎ -like

Examples

  • He uses the images to make paintinglike panels and installations using Silly Putty and petri dishes.

    Travis Childers

  • Among the group shows emphasizing various forms and degrees of abstract painting and paintinglike abstraction that are vying for attention in Chelsea right now, this selection of works by six artists has an unusual cohesion, even though it lacks a catchy, encapsulating title.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Return of the Dapper Men, a fantasy work written by Jim McCann and illustrated by Janet Lee that's generating buzz about Lee's rich, paintinglike artwork.

    Publishers Weekly - Children's Books News

  • Cook's paintinglike objects, made by cutting, folding, bleaching and then pinning up large swaths of fabric, seem as if recently unpacked from a time capsule left behind by artists variously labeled Nouveau Realiste, Arte Povera and Arte Concrete, but they also suggest an aesthetic sensitivity and stylistic smarts that could only have been formed from a distanced, postmortem study of feminist practice, as well as both hippie and punk cultures.

    LA Weekly | Complete Issue

  • What at first looks like a fairly typical piece of installation art (crumpled, whitish things lying casually around the floor is, in fact, a conventional exhibition of discrete, faintly paintinglike works of art by Nick Mauss (b.

    Shock, Light Therapy With Life Thrown In

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