living picture


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living picture

n
(Art Terms) another term for tableau vivant
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I am very sorry--but we must stay a little longer, for the sake of a living picture, the gem of the collection.
Troy's answer--the living picture of human obstinacy in its most respectable form.
All that I had ever seen or dreamed of loveliness was in that matchless living picture by the hand of the Divine Artist.
She stood, for a moment, motionless; held by a magical sensation; before her eyes was a living picture, to which all human sentiments, united by chance, gave vivid colors.
Into the sheet of water reflecting the flushed sky in the foreground of the living picture, a knot of urchins were casting stones, and watching the expansion of the rippling circles.
Last of all, the footman appeared, yawning disconsolately; the living picture of a man who felt that he had been defrauded of his fair night's rest.
Instead of illuminating the silent parchment he made living pictures illustrate spoken words.
Often the lama made the living pictures the matter of his text, bidding Kim - too ready - note how the flesh takes a thousand shapes, desirable or detestable as men reckon, but in truth of no account either way; and how the stupid spirit, bond-slave to the Hog, the Dove, and the Serpent - lusting after betel-nut, a new yoke of oxen, women, or the favour of kings - is bound to follow the body through all the Heavens and all the Hells, and strictly round again.
THE HULA IS a living picture book of our culture," insists Honolulu's Sonny Ching of the most powerful form of Hawaiian expression.
For example, in the Hollywoodland segment, the living picture of the ``La Brea Gateway'' morphs into shiny statues of silver.

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