- (countable) An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint.
- The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
- "My tastes," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; […]."
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 65:
- There's something special about tidal estuaries, due to the abundance of wildlife and the ever-changing scenes as the water ebbs or rises. Throw in some moody skies and filtered sunlight, and the views can resemble a painting by Turner - only you don't have to go to the National Gallery to see this, it's brought to your seat on a train.
- (uncountable) The action of applying paint to a surface.
- The outside of the old house would benefit from some painting.
- (uncountable) The same activity as an art form.
- Some artists, like Michelangelo, excel in both painting and sculpture.
- 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories, Project Gutenberg, published 9 September 2004, →ISBN, page 71:
- The mother, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who at one time had been handsome, but now, asthmatic, depressed, vague, and over-feeble for her years, tried to entertain me with conversation about painting. Having heard from her daughter that I might come to Shelkovka, she had hurriedly recalled two or three of my landscapes which she had seen in exhibitions in Moscow, and now asked what I meant to express by them.
The same activity as an art form
an illustration or artwork using paint
the action of applying paint
artistic application of paint
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