scene-painting love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A department of the art of painting governed by the laws of perspective, applied to the peculiar exigencies of the theatrical stage.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The atmosphere and scene-painting are as good as Rebecca -- it's the same landscape (Cornwall) a century earlier.

    Going down a dark hall

  • But they also encouraged them to choose mates with sewing and scene-painting skills.

    Nutrition

  • The atmosphere and scene-painting are as good as Rebecca -- it's the same landscape (Cornwall) a century earlier.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The dresses of the actresses, the furniture, the scene-painting, the instruction of raw Norwegian actors and actresses, the selection of plays, now to please himself, now to please the bourgeois of Bergen, all this must be done by the poet or not done at all.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The dresses of the actresses, the furniture, the scene-painting, the instruction of raw Norwegian actors and actresses, the selection of plays, now to please himself, now to please the bourgeois of Bergen, all this must be done by the poet or not done at all.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Too often, these books forget to tell a story, opting instead for (sometimes quite vivid) portraiture or scene-painting, trusting that the rightness of the theme is enough to carry readers along.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Too often, these books forget to tell a story, opting instead for (sometimes quite vivid) portraiture or scene-painting, trusting that the rightness of the theme is enough to carry readers along.

    Three Craziest Days

  • “But I thought men got lots of money by scene-painting?”

    The Small House at Allington

  • Mr Lupex had been at that little shop in Drury Lane after he came down from his scene-painting.

    The Small House at Allington

  • But they also encouraged them to choose mates with sewing and scene-painting skills.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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