What is painting?

  • (noun): The occupation of a house painter.
    Example: "House painting was the only craft he knew"
    Synonyms: house painting
    See also — Additional definitions below

Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). 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.

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Rembrandt Peale - Biography - Works
... The painting signifies the artist’s admiration for a sibling’s love of nature, and may have been inspired by the Dutch 17th century artist, David Teniers the Younger, who ... His painting, "Smell" is quite similar to Rembrandt Peale’s ... The most successful painting of Peale's 50-year career, it inspired John Marshall to have his portrait done by Peale in the same fashion ...
Mosul - Arts - Painting
... The so-called Mosul School of Painting refers to a style of miniature painting that developed in northern Iraq in the late 12th to early 13th century under the patronage of the Zangid dynasty ... In technique and style the Mosul school was similar to the painting of the Seljuq Turks, who controlled Iraq at that time, but the Mosul artists had a sharper ... Most Mosul paintings were illustrations of manuscripts—mainly scientific works, animal books, and lyric poetry ...
John Myatt - Painting
... children, and attempted to make a living by painting original works in the style of well known artists ... Nineteen and twentieth century paintings from £150" ... initially honest about the nature of his paintings, but John Drewe, a regular customer, was able to re-sell some of his paintings as genuine works ...
Ventura Salimbeni - Biography
... He studied painting, together with his half-brother Francesco Vanni, under their father Arcangelo Salimbeni in his native Siena, He possibly spent some time,in Northern Italy and ... he got a commission by Cardinal Bonifazio Bevilacqua Aldobrandini for paintings in the Roman Jesuit Church of the Gesù and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ... These paintings show the influence of the Mannerist Cavalier D'Arpino and Andrea Lillio ...
Velvet Elvis - Cultural References - Other
... Huxley points to a velvet Elvis painting as one of his many possessions ... is a book written by Rob Bell of Mars Hill Bible Church, inspired by a velvet Elvis painting in his garage ... lead singer of _ton bundle, he wrote a song called "Velvet Elvis", inspired by the same painting ...

More definitions of "painting":

  • (noun): Creating a picture with paints.
    Example: "He studied painting and sculpture for many years"
  • (noun): The act of applying paint to a surface.
    Example: "You can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Example: "A small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"
    Synonyms: picture

Famous quotes containing the word painting:

    This is the essential distinction—even opposition—between the painting and the film: the painting is composed subjectively, the film objectively. However highly we rate the function of the scenario writer—in actual practice it is rated very low—we must recognize that the film is not transposed directly and freely from the mind by means of a docile medium like paint, but must be cut piece-meal out of the lumbering material of the actual visible world.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    Painting seems to be to the eye what dancing is to the limbs. When that has educated the frame to self-possession, to nimbleness, to grace, the steps of the dancing-master are better forgotten; so painting teaches me the splendor of color and the expression of form, and as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art, I see the boundless opulence of the pencil, the indifferency in which the artist stands free to choose out of the possible forms.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)