Paintings

A work of visual art created by applying pigments suspended in a liquid (such as oil, water, or egg), usually onto a two-dimensional surface.

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698
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painting
paintings
schilderingen Dutch
schildering Dutch
peintures French
peinture French
pinturas Spanish
pintura Spanish

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Unique works in which images are formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, arranged in masses of color, onto a generally two-dimensional surface.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300033618. The J. Paul Getty Trust.