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 paintingnoun
the occupation of a house painter
"house painting was the only craft he knew"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from paint.
If painting be acknowledged for an art, it follows that no arts are without their precepts. Dryden.
’Tis in life as ’tis in painting,
Much may be right, yet much be wanting. Matthew Prior.
This is the very painting of your fear;
This is the air-drawn dagger which you said,
Led you to Duncan. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Painting is welcome;
The painting is almost the natural man:
For since dishonour trafficks with man’s nature,
He is but outside: pencil’d figures are
Ev’n such as they give out. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.
If any such be here
That love this painting, wherein you see me smear’d,
Let him express his disposition, William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
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.
Verb form of the word paint.
They were painting the house as they are getting married this year and choose to ensure the house reflects the colors they love.Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020
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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
The numerical value of painting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of painting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Is this just beautiful? Could we have asked for a more beautiful painting from God? And just think, God paints with water and light to make that. Isnt that amazing? Im so happy that you all came here.
My mom told me I was going to have an exhibition in New York. So, I was like, 'Oh, let's make a big painting for this.' That took like three months.
We have even based the stern painting on a real contemporary Dutch painting, Vermeersfamous Milkmaid,painted just one year before the ship was wrecked.
Over the years, skull face painting has become very popular. It symbolizes the acceptance of death, of the cycle of life, when the spirits crossover, you are sending a message that you are celebrating it with them. You are not in fear of death.
My issue with feminism more than anything else is the activism tactics and the issues they're pushing, when your activism is growing your armpit hair out and painting it pink and then hating men, that, to me, does nothing for your cause, it does nothing to empower women.
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- لوحة, فن تصوير زيتي, لوحة فنية, صورة, رسم فني, دهان, طلاءArabic
- quadre, pinturaCatalan, Valencian
- obraz, malbaCzech
- Gemälde, MalereiGerman
- ζωγραφιά, ζωγραφικήGreek
- pentrado, pentraĵoEsperanto
- cuadro, pintado, pinturaSpanish
- maalimine, maalEstonian
- lì-dhealbhScottish Gaelic
- pintado, cadroGalician
- dipinto, pittura, quadro, verniciaturaItalian
- 絵画, 絵Japanese
- бојадисување, фарбање, живопис, боење, слика, сликарствоMacedonian
- bilde, maleriNorwegian
- geschilder, schilderen, schilderwerk, schilderij, schilderkunstDutch
- måleriNorwegian Nynorsk
- naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
- obraz, malarstwo, malowaniePolish
- pictură, pictareRomanian
- живопись, картинаRussian
- slikarstvo, живопис, živopis, сликарствоSerbo-Croatian
- måleri, målningSwedish
- رەسىمUyghur, Uighur
- bức tranhVietnamese
- kölam, pänam, pänotVolapük
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