[ peyn-ter-lee ]
/ ˈpeɪn tər li /
of, relating to, or characteristic of a painter.
Fine Arts. characterized by qualities of color, stroke, or texture perceived as distinctive to the art of painting, especially the rendering of forms and images in terms of color or tonal relations rather than of contour or line.
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Examples from the Web for painterly
Whatever else anyone may say about him, he had probably the most painterly eye of any movie director.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan|Malcolm Jones|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Together, they're a portrait of Hopper—an assortment of memories and places organized around his cinematic and painterly eye.
British Dictionary definitions for painterly
/ (ˈpeɪntəlɪ) /
having qualities peculiar to painting, esp the depiction of shapes by means of solid masses of colour, rather than by linesCompare linear (def. 5)
of or characteristic of a painter; artistic
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