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If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
Peter Shaffer

Meaning of "oil painting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL PAINTING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL PAINTING

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Oil painting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL PAINTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil painting

Oil painting

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. Different oils confer various properties to the oil paint, such as less yellowing or different drying times. Certain differences are also visible in the sheen of the paints depending on the oil. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense to create a varnish; often prized for its body and gloss. Although oil paint was first used for the Buddhist Paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western Afghanistan sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries, it did not gain popularity until the 15th century. Its practice may have migrated westward during the Middle Ages. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantages became widely known.

Definition of oil painting in the English dictionary

The definition of oil painting in the dictionary is a picture painted with oil paints. Other definition of oil painting is the art or process of painting with oil paints.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL PAINTING

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WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL PAINTING

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Synonyms and antonyms of oil painting in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oil painting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL PAINTING

Find out the translation of oil painting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil painting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil painting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油画
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pintura al óleo
570 millions of speakers

English

oil painting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल चित्रकला
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

النفط اللوحة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

картина маслом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pintura a óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তৈল চিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

huile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

lukisan minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölgemälde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油絵
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lukisan minyak
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bức tranh sơn dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் ஓவியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल चित्रकला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yağlı boya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pittura a olio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obraz olejny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

картина маслом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pictură în ulei
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ελαιογραφία
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

olieverf
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

oljemålning
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

oljemaleri
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil painting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL PAINTING»

The term «oil painting» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.241 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil painting

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2 QUOTES WITH «OIL PAINTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oil painting.
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Henry Flynt
In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this.
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Peter Shaffer
If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL PAINTING»

Discover the use of oil painting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil painting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Oil Painting Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's ...
Offering information on the full scope of oil painting materials and how to use them to derive the best results from the medium, this indispensable encyclopedia compares leading brands of paints; describes mediums, solvents, and varnishes; ...
Bill Creevy, 1999
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Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced Techniques and Concepts ...
A detailed overview of the traditional techniques of working with oils brings together the classic artistry of the past with breakthroughs in the materials of today, explaining how the Old Masters created their masterpieces, the key ...
Virgil Elliott, 2007
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A Manual of Oil Painting
This republication of the third edition (1889) of John Collier's classic text offers a fascinating and informative glimpse into the academic oil painting tradition of the late nineteenth century.
John Collier, 2006
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Oil Painting For The Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide ...
Focusing on the needs of the first-time painter, this book covers everything from selecting brushes and setting up your palette to key principles of color and composition, presented in a way that moves you confidently from first strokes to ...
Mark Willenbrink, 2010
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Oil Painting For Dummies
That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics.
Anita Marie Giddings, Sherry Stone Clifton, 2011
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Oil Painting Techniques and Materials
Harold Speed. II III IV VI VII VIII IX XI XII Preface Introduction Modern Art Technique of Painting The Painter's Training Tone Values Elementary Tone Exercises Colour Colour, Practical Painting from the Life A Note on Velasquez, 164; A Note ...
Harold Speed, 2012
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The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons ...
In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted, author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning.
Kathleen Staiger, 2013
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Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons in ...
Priced to reach a broad market, this book offers an inviting introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting.
Steve Allrich, 1996
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The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing
Complete with an Introduction by James Gurney, the author of Dinotopia, this guide introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing.
Solomon J. Solomon, 2012
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Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color
Master painter Kevin Macpherson shares his bold, direct approach to capturing nature's glorious colors and luminosity in oils in complete step-by-step demonstrations.
Kevin Macpherson, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL PAINTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil painting is used in the context of the following news items.
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Eye Catching Oil Paintings Created with 3D Printed Elements
In an effort to catch and hold that attention, Italian artist Guido Salimbeni has been combining 3D printed elements with traditional oil painting ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
2
Filmmaker, Jazz Flutist, Oil Painter: Jack Kevorkian Lived His …
It was during this time that Kevorkian enrolled himself in an adult education course on oil painting. As Nicol tells it, “[everyone else was painting] ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
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St. Lawrence County artist's oil paintings on display in Canton
Bill Parmer's oil painting of the St. Regis River where the east and west branches join. A collection of Parmer's paintings is displayed at TAUNY ... «North Country Now, Jul 15»
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Guild mixes Oil & Water
Last year's top award went to Little Boy, an oil painting by Jun Hu. Photograph By submitted. The South Delta Artists Guild's annual Oil Water ... «Delta-Optimist, Jul 15»
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Tributes as Dylan Thomas artist Gordon Stuart dies at Swansea …
The sketch is in the University of Texas and there is an oil painting in the State University of New York at Buffalo and the National Portrait ... «South Wales Evening Post, Jul 15»
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BHS art teacher shines in Maryland
During the juried Grand Exhibition, LeGrand's oil painting, "Wastlers'," came in second place overall, which awarded LeGrand with a $2,500 ... «Greene County Daily World, Jul 15»
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The PEM goes to Washington Congressman borrows paintings to …
Additionally, he can look up to an oil painting by Nova Scotia-born artist Jack L. Gray called "Handliner." Painted in 1960, it's an image ... «The Salem News, Jul 15»
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CM Russell Museum gains 3 new pieces for The Russell auction
There is a lot of competition for these very significant pieces." One of the artworks is an oil painting by Thomas Moran called Castle Rock, Green River, Wyoming. «KRTV Great Falls News, Jul 15»
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How new shades of blue made 'A Revolution of the Palette' at …
"Previously, there were a limited number of options for oil painting," noted conservator and curator John Griswold. "Common indigo blue ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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'Paint and sip' finds Salida
Chermack is a certified oil painting instructor through the Robert Garden School of Art and offers the classes at her home just outside Salida. «Mountain Mail Newspaper, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil painting [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-painting>. Mar 2020 ».
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