painting


painting
noun
1 act of painting
ADJECTIVE
acrylic, oil, watercolour/watercolor
miniature
abstract, decorative, figurative, genre, landscape, portrait, representational, still-life, surrealist
mural
contemporary, modern
traditional

He studied traditional Japanese painting at the Kano school.

VERB + PAINTING
do

I'll do some painting this afternoon.

take up (esp. BrE)

When she retired she took up painting.

study

He went to Europe to study painting.

PAINTING + NOUN
style, technique
PHRASES
painting and decorating (BrE)

The firm specializes in painting and decorating.

2 picture
ADJECTIVE
beautiful, fine, good, great
famous, well-known
valuable
original

The design is based on an original painting by Matisse.

early, late

His early paintings were light, expressive compositions.

recent
miniature
Cubist, Impressionist, etc.
avant-garde
contemporary
17th-century, etc.
abstract, decorative, figurative, figure, genre, landscape, religious, still-life, surrealist
cave, ceiling, fresco, mural, wall
acrylic, oil, watercolour/watercolor
monochrome
colourful/colorful
large, large-scale
small
easel
untitled
finished, unfinished
framed
… OF PAINTINGS
series
collection, exhibition
VERB + PAINTING
create, do, execute, make, paint, produce, work on

Degas did several paintings of ballet dancers.

compose
complete, finish
frame
hang, put up
display, exhibit, present, show
view
collect

She collects paintings by 19th-century Australian artists.

clean, restore
copy, reproduce
commission
buy, purchase, sell
donate
admire
PAINTING + VERB
depict sb/sth, feature sb/sth, portray sb/sth, show sb/sth
evoke sth

Rauch's paintings evoke memories of a bygone era.

reflect sth, represent sth, reveal sth, suggest sth

His paintings reflect the joy and beauty in all he saw around him.

hang

His most famous paintings hang in the Louvre.

PREPOSITION
in a/the painting

The woman in the painting is the artist's mistress.

painting by

a painting by Gauguin

painting in

a fine painting in oils

painting of

paintings of flowers


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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