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oil painting

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noun
  1. the art or technique of painting with oil colors.
  2. a painting executed in oil colors.
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Origin of oil painting

First recorded in 1775–85
Related formsoil painter, noun
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Related Words for oil painting

picture, sketch, art, canvas, depiction, portrait, composition, landscape, mural, portrayal, likeness, representation, cityscape, seascape

Examples from the Web for oil painting

Historical Examples of oil painting

  • I go in for oil-painting, for instance, and that is the despair of my family.

    Rene Mauperin

    Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

  • This is the art of colouring a photograph so as to imitate an oil-painting.

  • Lely was nearly as famous for crayon work as for oil-painting.

  • He assigned to her an elegant apartment, in which hung the only oil-painting of himself.

  • We were received in rooms with tables and chairs, and an oil-painting!

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes


British Dictionary definitions for oil painting

oil painting

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