brushwork


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brush·work

 (brŭsh′wûrk′)
n.
1. Work done with a brush.
2. The manner in which a painter applies paint with a brush.

brushwork

(ˈbrʌʃˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Art Terms) a characteristic manner of applying paint with a brush: that is not Rembrandt's brushwork.
2. work done with a brush

brush•work

(ˈbrʌʃˌwɜrk)

n.
the use of a brush as a tool.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brushwork - an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush
proficiency, technique - skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; "practice greatly improves proficiency"
Translations

brushwork

[ˈbrʌʃwɜːk] Npincelada f, técnica f del pincel
Turner's brushworkla pincelada de Turner, la técnica del pincel de Turner

brushwork

[ˈbrʌʃˌwɜːk] n (Art) → tocco
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to recognize his own brushwork, and the frame was his own design.
According to Ms Retulainen, the brushwork, colour, material and rhythm of the painting capture a fragile memory of an encounter with a man wearing a blue suit.
The topics addressed include "art as history," in which each art object preserves a moment in art's own significant history; the museum as a place of serious study and education; the close historical relationship between calligraphy and painting and their primacy among Chinese fine arts; the parallel development of representational painting and sculpture in early painting history; the greater significance of brushwork, seen abstractly as a means of personal expression by the artist, in later painting history; the paradigmatic importance of the master-to-follower lineage as a social force in shaping the continuity and directing the subtle changes in Chinese painting history.
"Look at the brushwork on this car, it's so subtle." Then he grinned: "But not the engine."
"When I see paintings, I see the materials before I see the image, I see the colors, the speed of the brushwork," says la O'.
With Roy's singular brushwork, palette, and vision displayed in gorgeously rendered full-color reproductions, and text in English, French, Innuaimun, and Inuttitut, "Terra Magna: Labrador" is a superbly reproduced art book in the form of a landscape compendium that is a delight to browse through and which would make an appealing Memorial Fund selection for a community library collection.
The artists' brushwork lent an impression of spontaneity and simplicity that concealed their prudently constructed composition.
Using simple brushwork and intense color, it tells stories of romantic country life through modern art language and expresses the dream for better life of the painters.
Moore uses carefully controlled brushwork to precisely describe his subject matter, but employs layers of contrasting hues to imbue his paintings with atmospheric effects.
In John Colapinto's 2013 New Yorker article, German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker is described as "Modern Painting's Missing Piece." He goes on to write: "With her bold experiments in subject matter, color, modelling, and brushwork, Modersohn-Becker was among the painters, along with Picasso and Matisse, who created modernism in the first years of the 20th century." Pretty hefty (and accurate) praise for an artist that most people have never heard of.
The paintings are technically accomplished, distinguished by fairly loose brushwork for New Mexico landscape painting with attention to light effects, and strike a balance between fine art and commercial work.
A blast of heavenly light behind her illuminates the clouds, captured with thick and free brushwork. Only a year after he had passed his examination before the Guild of Saint Luke in Seville in 1617, thus allowing him to set up his own workshop, Velazquez's painterly style was already highly developed.