Definition of Oil painting

1. Noun. A picture painted with oil paints.

Specialized synonyms: Canvas, Canvass
Generic synonyms: Painting, Picture

2. Noun. The art or method of painting with oil paints.
Generic synonyms: Painting

Definition of Oil painting

1. Noun. A painting done with oil paints. ¹

2. Noun. The art of painting with oil paints. ¹

3. Noun. (humorous litotes with negative) A physically attractive person ¹

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Literary usage of Oil painting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The objection to the use of oil painting proper on wall» is the shininess of effect characteristic of that system, which is in mural work especially to be ..."

2. Lectures on Painting by James Barry, John Opie, Henry Fuseli (1848)
"oil painting. HAVING finished the preceding lecture with observations on Fresco, a method of painting almost as much out of use as public encouragement, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In oil-painting the pigments are ground in and mixed with an oil varnish and applied on metal, panel or canvas specially prepared. ..."

4. The Fine Arts by Gerard Baldwin Brown (1901)
"The introduction of Oil-Painting and the 'Tempera Style.' The scope of the change in the character of painting we are now considering included the ..."

5. Official Catalogue by United States Centennial Commission (1876)
"oil painting : Paper Mills at Newton Lower Falls. Sec. A. 410 395 Perkins, ... A. b Water color painting : Woods in Autumn. a oil painting : Stranded Sloop. ..."

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