art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
- of, relating to, or denoting paints based on acrylic resin as a medium : acrylic colors in an acrylic painting.
understood by few; mysterious or secret
noun ( pl. -ties)
- a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight :
- a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.
- [as adj. ] denoting something intended to make a woman more attractive :
- a beautiful or pleasing thing or person, in particular
- a beautiful woman.
- an excellent specimen or example of something :
- an ancient medium that flourished over 2000 years ago in Greco-Roman Egypt in painting and ceramics using pigments mixed with hot wax
- the art or process of encaustic painting.
ORIGIN late 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein 'burn in,' from en- 'in' + kaiein 'to burn.'
of an artist or work of art representing forms that are recognizably derived from life.
Giclee (zhee-klay) The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from hgh resolution ditgital scans and printed with achival quality inks onto various
- all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal : the giant cacti that dominate this landscape.
- a picture representing an area of countryside : [as adj. ] a landscape painter.
- the genre of landscape painting.
- figurative the distinctive features of a particular situation or intellectual activity : the event transformed the political landscape.
cultivating the presence of God through meditation contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, deliberation, rumination, brooding, reverie, concentration; prayer;
noun ( pl. -dia or -diums )
- The intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses
- the substance in which an organism lives or is cultured : grow bacteria in a nutrient-rich medium.
- a liquid (e.g., oil or water) with which pigments are mixed to make paint.
- the material or form used by an artist, composer, or writer : oil paint is the most popular medium for glazing.
- a single print taken from a design created in paint or printing ink on glass, metal or another appropriate surface.
denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French Impressionism.
ORIGIN from French en plein air 'in the open air.'
- (of energy or its source) not permanently depleted when used : a shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
noun (usu. renewables)
- a source of energy that is not depleted by use, such as water, wind, or solar power.
of, relating to, or characterized by representation : representational democracy.
- relating to or denoting art that aims to depict the physical appearance of things. Contrasted with abstract.
of, relating to, or determined by the sun : solar radiation.
- relating to or denoting energy derived from the sun's rays: solar heating.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin solaris, from sol 'sun.'
noun ( pl. still lifes)
a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.
- this type or genre of painting or drawing.
(Definitions are from the Oxford American Dictionary.)