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 (ăk′wə-rĕl′, ä′kwə-)
A painting done in transparent watercolors.

[French, from obsolete Italian acquarella, water color, diminutive of acqua, water, from Latin aqua; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

aq′ua·rel′list n.
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1. (Art Terms) a method of watercolour painting in transparent washes
2. (Art Terms) a painting done in this way
[C19: from French]
ˌaquaˈrellist n
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(ˌæk wəˈrɛl, ˌɑ kwə-)

a drawing using transparent watercolors.
[1865–70; < French < Italian acquarella (now obsolete) watercolor < Latin aquār(ius) of water (see aquarium) + Italian -ella -elle]
aq`ua•rel′list, n.
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But whether the schematic shapes evocative of birds in flight in the aquarelle (that was a preparatory study for the fresco in the temple) have any conscious connection with similar forms in tantric art (to Indian eyes the resemblance is striking) is, of course, as open a question as the form his project in Indore might have taken.
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet will take the audience at the North Wales International Music Festival on a world tour from within St Asaph Cathedral.
AQUARELLE A Type of sea anemone B Method of etching on copper C Water-colour painting who am I?
Les couleurs vont dialoguer avec ce partenaire surprenant et multiple (le signe), elles sont posees en aplats legers et quasi transparents, avec un aspect aquarelle bien que leur preparation ait fait appel a une [beaucoup moins que] cuisine [beaucoup plus grand que] delicate, faite de pigments et matieres melangees et raffinees.
TODAY MUSIC - CLASSICAL BRECON: Theatr Brycheiniog (01874 611622), Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
Choice of materials and technique is entirely up to the individual artist, and entrants are encouraged to let their imagination take flight, the only requirement being that drawings depict, in one form or another, a “sunny island.” The entries so far have been traditional oil and aquarelle paintings, crayon drawings, and computer sketches, as well as more unusual pictures created using grains of sand.
Among them was Group 3 winner Girouette and Aquarelle Bleue, a daughter of Aquarelliste who cost EUR520,000.
Laguna is an equal joint venture between GTM and the Aquarelle group of Mauritus.
The Australian, Barbirolli and Amsterdam quartets provide chamber music, as well as the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
Each kit contains products that enhance the creative experience, such as the nonpermanent Art Grip Aquarelle color pencils.
It offers reliably well-written works that in time are likely to become part of the standard guitar repertoire--indeed, Assad's Aquarelle pour guitare (published in this series in 2002 and not included in this review) was the mandatory piece for the 2002 Annual International Solo Guitar Competition of the Guitar Foundation of America.
STUTTGART Staatsgalerie, Zeichnungen und Aquarelle der Romantik.