painter

Definitions

  • a Sculptor's Studio, and Egyptian Painters At Work
    a Sculptor's Studio, and Egyptian Painters At Work
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n painter large American feline resembling a lion
    • n painter a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
    • n painter an artist who paints
    • n painter a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint
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Additional illustrations & photos:

What sort of painter What sort of painter
The PAINTER The PAINTER
PAINTER & GLAZIER PAINTER & GLAZIER
An exasperated painter gives up on his painting. He sits under two statues of women. One is titled 'the real' and the other is titled 'the ideal.' He has written 'Namby Pamby' on his painting An exasperated painter gives up on his painting. He sits under two statues of women. One is titled 'the real' and the...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Samual Morse, who invented the telegraph, was originally a portrait painter and didn't give up painting to turn to inventing until he was 46 years old.
    • n Painter pānt"ẽr (Naut) A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything.
    • n Painter One whose occupation is to paint
    • n Painter (Zoöl) The panther, or puma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: While known as a painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer, Leonard da Vinci was the first to record that the number of rings in the cross section of a tree trunk revealed its age. He also discovered that the width between the rings indicated the annual moisture.
    • n painter One who paints. Specifically — A workman who coats or covers articles with paint: as, a house-painter or carriage-painter.
    • n painter A rope attached to the bow of a boat, and used to fasten it to a stake, a ship, or other object.
    • n painter A panther: applied in the United States to the puma, cougar, or American lion, Felis concolor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On a trip to the South Sea islands, French painter Paul Gauguin stopped off briefly in Central America, where he worked as a laborer on the Panama Canal.
    • Painter one whose employment is to paint: one skilled in painting
    • n Painter pānt′ėr a rope used to fasten a boat
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
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    “No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.”
  • Paul Klee
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    “Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.”
  • Edgar Degas
    Edgar Degas
    “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Lawyers and painters can soon make what's black, white.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
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    “A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE, pantere, a noose, snare, F. pantière, LL. panthera, L. panther, a hunting net, fr. Gr. panqh`ra; pa^s all + qh`r beast; cf. Ir. painteir, a net, gin, snare, Gael. painntear,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of M. E. panter, a fowler's noose, through O. Fr. from L. panther, a hunting-net—Gr. panthēros, catching all—pan, neut. of pas, every, thēr, wild beast.

Usage

In literature:

A painter's best picture is the blank canvas before him; an author's greatest book is the one he is just setting himself to write.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
He was a young friend, the son of a portrait painter.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The painter thinks you cannot be so superfluous as to want to know what time of day it is.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
You will be painters and sculptors.
"Outdoor Sketching" by Francis Hopkinson Smith
American Sea Painters 22.
"The Mentor: The War of 1812" by Albert Bushnell Hart
And the painters came, and they took the things all off the wagon.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
Pierre Stevens, born about 1550, was an historical painter and engraver, as well as a portrait painter.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
She had developed her two poets, singers whose notes had sounded round the world; the painters had followed.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
It is rather remarkable that although so many famous painters were goldsmiths, none of the very greatest were.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
It was a period when painters especially learned their trades and practised it in many centres.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
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In poetry:

"There many a form of grace and love
The painter's hand hath thrown
Upon the canvas—form like thine
His art hath never shown."
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Wrongs that defy the painter's skill,
Nor can the tongue e'er tell them o'er,
They seem at first a tiny rill,
And then a sea without a shore.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
"The painter is still in the city,
In the throng of the streets of men,
But the thoughts in his bosom wander
To your haunts by stream and glen.
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson
If he was thus,
And 'twasn't the templar who sat to the painter.
But how couldst thou be so forgetful, brother,
As not to ask about his parents?
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"Three years for the task shall be granted,
"And great be the victor's reward;
"Praises, and riches, and honour
"To painter, and sculptor, and bard."
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
I saw the Painter pause before his task.
And scan the sheet whereon a misty dawn
Was pictured; then, with care the brushes take
And fill with colour that which he had drawn:
"Noon" by R S Ward

In news:

Tom Cramer is an iconic Portland painter whose work has ranged from colorful murals and painted cars, to his current etched and gilded paintings.
Restores painter's first name, minor edits.
Felicia and Frankie Painter Photo by Hannah Sharpe.
The figurative painter Marlene Dumas has been characterized as an artist who leaves you either hot or cold, but that's not necessarily so.
Ike, like Churchill, was an amateur painter and, like Churchill, was more ambitious than talented.
He was an architect by training, she was a painter and sculptor.
Charles & Ray Eames : The Architect and the Painter.
American Masters wins a Peabody for its documentary, 'Charles & Ray Eames : The Architect & the Painter.
The Architect and the Painter was released on December 13.
The Architect and the Painter: Film Review.
We feel that Homer Fire Chief Bob Painter's comments need to be addressed.
From left, the original version by Elías García Martínez, a 19th-century painter.
In his middle 20's the French painter Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was at the epicenter of a certain Paris.
It's a treat to experience the one-woman show by local artist Betsie Molinsky that's on display through Nov 20 at the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High St in St Anne's Hill.
Sign Painter Kimberley Edwards, "The Window Goddess".
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In science:

Along the lines sketched in the previous sections, we can compute β ∗ (F , r, θ) by dynamic programming over vertex-ordered subgraphs of F (provided that β ∗ (F , r, θ) is non-negative for the given θ > 0, see the remarks in Section 2.1.3), branching on Painter’s decisions as appropriate.
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Builder and Painter, for arbitrary density restrictions d ≥ (cid:101)m(F , r) and d < (cid:101)m(F , r), respectively.
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This Painter strategy can be encoded by a priority list as described in Section 1.5.
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The proof of the lower bound part is much more involved and relies on the same witness graph approach as the argument for Painter’s success in the deterministic game described in the previous section.
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Unfortunately, we cannot show this for al l priority lists that represent optimal strategies for Painter in the deterministic game.
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