Definition of Paintings. Meaning of Paintings. Synonyms of Paintings

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Definition of Paintings

Painting
Paint Paint (p[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Painted; p. pr. & vb. n. Painting.] [OE. peinten, fr. F. peint, p. p. of peindre to paint, fr. L. pingere, pictum; cf. Gr. poiki`los many-colored, Skr. pi[,c] to adorn. Cf. Depict, Picture, Pigment, Pint.] 1. To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc. Jezebel painted her face and tired her head. --2 Kings ix. 30. 2. Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors. Not painted with the crimson spots of blood. --Shak. Cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight. --Shak. 3. To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape. 4. Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to delineate; to image; to depict. Disloyal? The word is too good to paint out her wickedness. --Shak. If folly grow romantic, I must paint it. --Pope. Syn: To color; picture; depict; portray; delineate; sketch; draw; describe.
Painting
Painting Paint"ing, n. 1. The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors. 2. (Fine Arts) 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. 3. Color laid on; paint. [R.] --Shak. 4. A depicting by words; vivid representation in words. Syn: See Picture.

Meaning of Paintings from wikipedia

- religious origin. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. The support for paintings includes such surfaces as walls...
- prehistoric origin, but cave paintings can also be of recent production: In the Gabarnmung cave of northern Australia, the oldest paintings certainly predate 28...
- The Black Paintings (Spanish: Pinturas negras) is the name given to a group of fourteen paintings by Francisco Goya from the later years of his life,...
- visible in the surface of finished paintings as a change that's not from the paint. Standard sizes for oil paintings were set in France in the 19th century...
- Irises is one of several paintings of irises by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, and one of a series of paintings he made at the Saint Paul-de-Mausole...
- "finished" work in oil or engraving. Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for...
- setting for the action of the figures in their paintings. Early in the 15th century, landscape painting was established as a genre in Europe, as a setting...
- mainly in relatively small illustrations to texts, but also mural paintings, and paintings in folk styles on cloth, in particular ones on scrolls made to...
- decorated with paintings, but the paintings of the Ajanta Caves are the most significant of the few ones which survive. Smaller scale painting in m****cripts...
- panel paintings have survived. A series of 6th century BC painted tablets from Pitsa (Greece) represent the oldest surviving Gr**** panel paintings. Most...
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