Definitions for paintingˈpeɪn tɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a picture or design executed in paints.
the act, art, or work of a person who paints.
Origin of painting:
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"
creating a picture with paints
"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
the act of applying paint to a surface
"you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
painting, house painting(noun)
the occupation of a house painter
"house painting was the only craft he knew"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a picture that has been painted
Mom, do you like my painting?; a painting of old Venice
the activity of making a picture
painting and sculpture
the activity of covering a surface with paint
An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
The action of applying paint to a surface.
Artistic painting often takes longer then utilitarian house - etc. painting.
The same activity as an art form.
Some artists excel in both painting and sculpture, like Michelangelo.
the act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors
the work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture
color laid on; paint
a depicting by words; vivid representation in words
Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects. Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction and other aesthetics may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational, photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature. A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas; examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery to Biblical scenes rendered on the interior walls and ceiling of The Sistine Chapel, to scenes from the life of Buddha or other images of eastern religious origin.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'painting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2655
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'painting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3998
Rank popularity for the word 'painting' in Nouns Frequency: #659
Translations for painting
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act or art of using paint
Painting is very relaxing.
- فَن الرَّسْمArabic
- pinturaPortuguese (BR)
- das MalenGerman
- det at maleDanish
- pintar, la pinturaSpanish
- värvimine, maalimineEstonian
- bojenje, slikanjeCroatian
- seni lukisIndonesian
- málun; málaralistIcelandic
- 그림 그리기Korean
- maling, malerkunstNorwegian
- målning, målande, måleriSwedish
- resim yapma, ressamlıkTurkish
- 上油漆，繪畫Chinese (Trad.)
- پينٹنگ، مصوري، نقاشيUrdu
- hội hoạVietnamese
- 上油漆；绘画Chinese (Simp.)
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