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  • adjective Strikingly multicolored, as if by polychromy.

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Examples

  • In this light, all the weirdly abstract and pompous pursuits of men are suddenly transformed into natural marvels of the same order as the immense beaks of the toucans and hornbills, the fabulous tails of the birds of paradise, the towering necks of the giraffes, and the vividly polychromed posteriors of the baboons … Seen thus, the self-importance of man dissolves in laughter.

    Boing Boing

  • I was, however, quite saddened to see the strange state of the chapel, which was hard-hit by a renovation in 1989-1990 that removed the beautiful polychromed and gilt furnishings and covered the gigantic mural by local master Gerhard Lamers in grey latex paint.

    An Unfortunate Artistic Proposal for the Josephinum

  • Excellent polychromed-wood religious statue of St. Michael the Archangel standing on Lucifer, carved and signed by Agustin Parra Echaurri (Mexico, b. 1960 -) after a painting by Guido Reni (1575-1642), heavily gilded detail throughout, wood sword, standing on gilt-accented base.

    Reyne Haines: East Meets West in the South - Asian Antiques up for bid!

  • Glancing up at the arched windows and polychromed ceiling beams, she was transported back to the time when she and Tríona used to come here every summer afternoon, escaping the scorching heat outside, spending languorous days in bookish coolness.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Glancing up at the arched windows and polychromed ceiling beams, she was transported back to the time when she and Tríona used to come here every summer afternoon, escaping the scorching heat outside, spending languorous days in bookish coolness.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • "They" are the polychromed carvings in "The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700," at the National Gallery, a revealing exhibition that examines the relationship between two - and three-dimensional devotional art in Baroque Spain.

    Bringing Devotion to Life

  • Angela Cunningham was in the process of painting this amazing oil copy of a polychromed head.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Angela Cunningham was in the process of painting this amazing oil copy of a polychromed head.

    The Grand Central Academy

  • A white écorché is better for understanding the planar geometry, while a polychromed, medical-style écorché might be better for studying the muscular anatomy.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • As unconventional a garden as the woman who planted and watered and weeded and nurtured it, Martha's refuge was a study in contrast: cool-colored blue and violet hydrangea, with large dark, heart-shaped leaves, were juxtaposed with hot-hued, variegated, polychromed, spotted or striated, exotic foliage plants called crotons, which are native to Haiti.

    Michael Henry Adams: Missing Martha: The Absence of the Essence

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