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oil painting

n.
1. A painting done in oil paints.
2. The art or practice of painting with oils.

oil painting

n
1. (Art Terms) a picture painted with oil paints
2. (Art Terms) the art or process of painting with oil paints
3. he's no oil painting informal he is not good-looking

oil′ paint`ing


n.
1. the art or technique of painting with oil colors.
2. a painting executed in oil colors.
[1775–85]
oil′ paint`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil painting - a picture painted with oil paintsoil painting - a picture painted with oil paints  
canvas, canvass - an oil painting on canvas fabric
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
2.oil painting - the art or method of painting with oil paints
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
Translations
رَسْم بالزَّيْت
olejomalba
oliemaleri
õlimaal
öljyvärimaalaus
olajfestmény
olíumálverk
oljna slika
yağlı boya resim/tablo

oil painting

nquadro a olio
she's no oil painting (fam) → non è una bellezza

oil

(oil) noun
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals. olive oil; whale oil; vegetable oil; cooking oil; He put some oil on the hinges of the door; The car's engine is in need of oil.
verb
to put oil on or into. The machine will work better if it's oiled.
oils noun plural
oil paint. He paints in oils.
ˈoily adjective
1. of, like or covered with oil. an oily liquid; an oily rag.
2. trying to be too friendly or polite. The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
ˈoilfield noun
a place where mineral oil is found. There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint
paint made with oil. Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting
a picture painted with oil paints.
oil palm
a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil.
ˈoil-rig noun
a structure used to drill oil-wells. The ship sailed past an enormous oil-rig.
ˈoil-tanker noun
a ship used for carrying oil. An oil-tanker has run aground near here.
ˈoil-well noun
a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
strike oil
to find oil under the ground. After drilling for several months, they finally struck oil; We've struck oil (= found what we have been looking for) in our search for a suitable house.
References in classic literature ?
He had seen oil paintings, it was true, in the show windows of shops, but the glass of the windows had prevented his eager eyes from approaching too near.
His business was transacted in an apartment furnished like a drawing-room, the walls hung with several brown, heavily-framed, oil paintings.
It was a neat, unpretending village tavern, and we took our repast in a quaint little room with a bed in it, decorated with some old oil paintings, which in their time had probably done duty in a Catholic chapel or monastery.
I shall remember the Transfiguration partly because it was placed in a room almost by itself; partly because it is acknowledged by all to be the first oil painting in the world; and partly because it was wonderfully beautiful.
For this special tribute auction, the auctioneers had secured five oil paintings by Sir Kyffin from across the UK.
The auction continued to celebrate Welsh art in the stunning selection of oil paintings which were offered, containing, among others, more than 25 paintings by renowned artist Jack Jones, who was born in Swansea.
In Oil Painting Competition any theme will be given to the participants on the spot and they should paint it by using their skills in oil paintings.
Kirklees Council has 3,000 art works including 700 oil paintings - how many is too many?
Six oil paintings by French impressionist Claude Monet previously held in private collections were put up to auction in Sotheby's on 5 May.
The subjects of the paintings vary: Lots of animals -- especially horses and falcons -- perhaps to cater to tastes in Dubai, plenty of flowers and still life, and even a few dozen oil paintings of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The portrait was spotted when it was photographed for an ambitious project to catalogue every single one of Britain's oil paintings in public ownership in an online museum.
com, revealed today its annual Top 10 Oil Paintings rankings for 2012, topping the list is Pablo Picasso's masterpiece "The Dream.