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Definition 1: creating a picture with paints - [noun denoting act]

Samples where painting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he studied painting and sculpture for many years

(painting is a kind of ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(painting is a kind of ...) the study and creation of visual works of art

(... is a kind of painting ) a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery

(... is a kind of painting ) a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster

(... is a kind of painting ) painting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible

(... is a kind of painting ) the art or method of painting with oil paints

(... is a kind of painting ) the art or technique of painting with watercolors

Definition 2: the occupation of a house painter - [noun denoting act]

Samples where painting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • house painting was the only craft he knew

Synonyms for painting in the sense of this definition

(painting is a kind of ...) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

"he learned his trade as an apprentice"

(... is part of painting) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

"their main business is home construction" "workers in the building trades"

Definition 3: the act of applying paint to a surface - [noun denoting act]

Samples where painting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush

(painting is a kind of ...) the work of applying something

"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine" "a complete bleach requires several applications" "the surface was ready for a coating of paint"

(... is a kind of painting ) applying paint with a sprayer

(... is a kind of painting ) the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface

(... is a kind of painting ) painting by using the fingers to spread the paint

Definition 4: graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where painting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small painting by Picasso
  • he bought the painting as an investment
  • his pictures hang in the Louvre

Synonyms for painting in the sense of this definition

(painting is a kind of ...) the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

(... is a kind of painting ) a picture painted with oil paints

(... is a kind of painting ) the reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age)

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)

(... is a kind of painting ) an abstract painting

(... is a kind of painting ) a semiabstract painting

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers

(... is a kind of painting ) a Tibetan religious painting on fabric

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting of a naked human figure

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting that is applied to a wall surface

(... is a kind of painting ) painting depicting a city or urban area

(... is a kind of painting ) an unskillful painting

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers

(... is a kind of painting ) a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church

(... is a kind of painting ) painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

(... is a kind of painting ) painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

(... is a kind of painting ) painting done in a range of tones of a single color

(... is a kind of painting ) a painting produced with watercolors

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