painting

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Drawing with paint
Nouns
1. painting, depicting; drawing; drafting; design; chiaroscuro; chihhua, chinoiserie; cerography; composition, treatment, perspective, balance, technique; coloration; impasto; representation; house painting. See sculpture, engraving.
2.
a. school, style; aestheticism, antiart, archaism, primitivism; the grand style, fine or high art, commercial art, academic art, grand manner, folk art, genre, portraiture.
b. cave art; Byzantine, Gothic, Hellenic; Mannerism, classicism, baroque, rococo, tenebrism; romanticism, impressionism, Fontainebleau School, plein air, divisionism, postimpressionism, realism; Barbizon school, cloissonism, decadent art, neo-impressionism, neoclassicism, divisionism, intisme, pre-Raphaelite.
c. abstract expressionism, abstract or concrete art, art brut, deco, or nouveau, Hudson River School, Bauhaus, conceptual art, constructivism, cubism, Dada[ism], de Stijl, expressionism, Fauvism, funk, futurism, hyperrealism, Jugendstil, kinetic art, lyrical abstraction, merz, minimal art, minimalism, modernism, neoplasticism, new objectivity, new secession, new wave, Orphism, photorealism, pointillism, pop or op art, postmodernism, proletarian art, social realism, suprematism, surrealism, synchronism, tachism, verism, vorticism.
d. hard-edge, action paintism, video art, ashcan school, antiart, colorfield, distressed art, fantastic realism, Blaue Reiter, Brucke, New York School; Kamakura, Ming, T'Ang, Mogul School, Tantra art, Yamatoe.
3. (types of paintings) painting, picture, piece, tableau, canvas; oil painting; fresco, cartoon; [pencil or watercolor] drawing; sketch, outline; study, scene, view; illustration; altarpiece, anastasis, batik, cabinet picture, calathus, capriccio, cherub, cityscape, contrapposto, deiesis, diablerie, diorama, diptych, dreamscape, easel painting, ecce homo, exvoto, figure, finger painting, fusuma, genre, grotesque, history painting, icon, kakemono, kalathos, kwacho, landscape, life drawing, maesta, makemono, mandala, memento mori, miniature, mosaic, mural, namban, nature morte, nocturne, nude, panel painting, panorama, pantocrator, pastoral, pictograph, Pietà, polyptych, portrait, prospect, psalter, putto, rotulus, scene, seascape, self-portrait, silhouette, stick figure, still life, study, tanka, tondo, triptych, triskelion, trompe l'œil, uchiwaye, ukiyoe, vanitas, vignette, wall painting, wenjenhua.
4. picture, cooperative, or art gallery, museum; studio, atelier; exhibition, vernissage, show[ing], retrospective, group show, juried show, private collection; auction; artist's rep[resentative], collector, curator, docent, patron.
5. (painting methods) palette, pallet, pallet cup, palette knife, mahlstick; easel; frame, stretcher; [paint]brush, air brush, spray gun; palette knife, spatula; pencil, charcoal, crayons, chalk, pastel; brush stroke, scumbling; [short or thick] paint, water color, oils, oil paint; primer, gesso, under-painting, imprimatura, sizing; oxgall; aquarelle, [transparent or opaque] watercolor, gouache, designer's colors, aquatint; varnish, tempera, distemper, [true or dry] fresco, enamel, encaustic painting, acetate color; aniline dye, impasto, lake, liver; finger paint, sgraffito; poster paint, canvas, plaster, gesso; sand painting; black or Claude glass; sketchbook; atelier, studio; model; muller.
6. (painting equipment) brush, roller; drop cloth; latex, acrylic, or oil paint; flat, semigloss, or high-gloss paint, exterior or interior paint, enamel; varnish, lacquer, japan, stain, polyurethane.
7. painter, artist, portrait or landscape painter, etc.; realist, surrealist, impressionist, cubist, pointillist, Postimpressionist, etc.; house painter.
Verbs — paint, design, limn, draw, sketch, pencil, scratch, shade, stipple, hatch, crosshatch, hachure, dash off, block out, chalk out, square up; color, tint, dead-color; wash, varnish; illustrate; illuminate (see ornament); paint in oils; stencil; depict, represent; trace, copy. Slang, doodle.
Adjectives — pictorial, graphic, picturesque; painted; classic, romantic, realistic, impressionistic, etc.; pencil, oil, pastel, tempera, watercolor, etc.; freehand.
Quotations — Painting is silent poetry (Simonides), Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up (Cervantes), You should not paint the chair, but only what someone has felt about it (Edvard Munch), It's with my brush that I make love (Pierre Auguste Renoir), Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible (Paul Klee), Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend (John Singer Sargent), [Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered (Al Capp), I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music (Joan Miro).
Related categories, sculpture, engraving.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A work of art]
Syn. oil painting, water color, abstract design, landscape, cityscape, seascape, composition, sketch, portrait, portrayal, picture, likeness, representation, art work, canvas, mural, depiction, delineation; see also art 3 .
Schools of painting include: primitive, Romanesque, Medieval, Florentine, Sienese, Flemish, Venetian, Mannerist, Dutch, Spanish, French, tableau de genre (French), pre-Raphaelite, Impressionism, Postimpressionism, Neoimpressionism, plein air (French), Realism, Fauvism, primitivism, Naturalism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Symbolism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, pop, op.
2. [The act of applying paint]
Syn. enameling, covering, coating, varnishing, decorating, calcimining, daubing, splashing, brushing, airbrushing, the brush*; see also art 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
picture, portrait, landscape, depiction, illustration, work of art, composition, masterpiece, watercolor, still life, fresco, mural, canvas, oil. ''Silent poetry.''—Simonedes. ''A poem without words.''—Confucius. ''The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.''—Ambrose Bierce. see art

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