painting has definitions from the fields of work,housing,business,fine art
[ noun ] (fine art) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface




"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Paintings and drawings by Marie_Moore of St._Thomas , Virgin_Islands , are shown thru Nov. 5 at the Meadows_gallery , 3211 Ellis_Ave. , week_days , 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. , Sundays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. , closed Mondays .

An exhibition of Evelyn_Cibula 's paintings will open with a reception Nov. 5 at the Evanston_Community_center , 828 Davis_st. .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The `` projection '' time of painting and sculpture is highly subjective , varying from person to person and even varying for a given person on different occasions .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

Picasso says that he himself had already made his first collage toward the end of 1911 , when he glued a piece of imitation caning oilcloth to a painting on canvas .

It was because of this chain-reaction as_much_as for any other reason - that_is , because of the growing independence of the planar unit in collage as a shape - that the identity of depicted_objects , or at_least parts of them , re-emerged in Braque 's and Picasso 's papiers colles and continued to remain more conspicuous there - but only as flattened silhouettes - than in any of their paintings done wholly in oil before the end of 1913 .

[ noun ] (fine art) making a picture with paints


"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

He observed the Florentine vase in the hall , the Renoir painting in the library , as_well_as the long shelves of well-bound volumes ; the pattern of the Oriental rug , the delicate cut-glass chandelier .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

That is why our creative people give their time to literature , not to painting or sculpture '' .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

Everywhere else his ideas lay or hung in visible form : his models , drawings , ten foot canvases in monochromes from his painting days , and underfoot a windfall of broken-backed books that looked as_though their insides had been ransacked by a maniac .

[ noun ] (work) the act of applying paint to a surface


"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"

Used in print

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

In we 're painting at our garage strong stress on at indicates that the job being done is not real painting but simply an effort at painting .

In we 're painting at our garage strong stress on at indicates that the job being done is not real painting but simply an effort at painting .

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

`` Did n't you have an old pair of painting overalls in the garage ?

`` I 've never owned any painting overalls .

[ noun ] (work,housing,business) the occupation of a house painter




"house painting was the only craft he knew"

Used in print

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

The interior_designer , then , must first be an artist but also understand carpentry and painting and lighting and plumbing and finance .

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