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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More definitions of "painter":
- (noun): An artist who paints.
- (noun): A worker who is employed to cover objects with paint.
Famous quotes containing the word painter:
“The painter stood entranced before the work which he had wrought;... he grew tremulous and ... crying with a loud voice, This is indeed Life itself! turned suddenly to regard his beloved:MShe was dead!”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)
“If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honoured, pursue their trade without further trouble.”
—Wyndham Lewis (18821957)
“A painter like Picasso, who runs through many periods and phases, ends up by saying all those things which are on the tip of the tongue of the age to say, and finally sterilizes the originality of his contemporaries and juniors.”
—Norbert Wiener (18941964)