graphic art

Definitions of graphic art
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n the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

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graphics
the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
print
a picture or design printed from an engraving
scene, view
graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept
abstraction
an abstract painting
cityscape
painting depicting a city or urban area
computer graphics
the pictorial representation and manipulation of data by a computer
contact print
a print made by exposing a photosensitive surface to direct contact with a photographic negative
copperplate
a print made from an engraved copperplate
daub
an unskillful painting
distemper
a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
engraving
a print made from an engraving
finger-painting
a painting produced by spreading paint with the fingers
gravure, heliogravure, photogravure
an intaglio print produced by gravure
icon, ikon
a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
landscape
painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
linocut
a print that is made from a design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
lithograph
a print produced by lithography
mezzotint
print produced by an engraving that has been scraped to represent light or shade
illumination, miniature
painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
monochrome
painting done in a range of tones of a single color
mural, wall painting
a painting that is applied to a wall surface
nude, nude painting
a painting of a naked human figure
oil painting
a picture painted with oil paints
overprint, surprint
something added by overprinting
pentimento
the reappearance in a painting of an underlying image that had been painted over (usually when the later painting becomes transparent with age)
sand painting
a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background
seascape, waterscape
a painting of the sea (as distinguished from a landscape)
semi-abstraction
a semiabstract painting
serigraph, silk screen print, silkscreen
a print made using a stencil process in which an image or design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen and printing ink is squeegeed onto the printing surface through the area of the screen that is not covered by the stencil
still life
a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
tanka
a Tibetan religious painting on fabric
trompe l'oeil
a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality
water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour
a painting produced with watercolors
Type of:
art, fine art
the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

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