Brushwork



the use of a brush as a tool, as in painting.
Fine Arts. the surface quality of a painting produced by the distribution of pigment with a brush.
work for which a brush is used, as painting.
Contemporary Examples

The Unknown Masterpiece Blake Gopnik November 24, 2013

Historical Examples

The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
Luca Signorelli Maud Cruttwell
Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
Franz Hals Edgcumbe Staley
Van Dyck Percy M. Turner
And Even Now Max Beerbohm
Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers George J. Cox
Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
Art Principles Ernest Govett

noun
a characteristic manner of applying paint with a brush: that is not Rembrandt’s brushwork
work done with a brush

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    limited in scope, area, or importance, as some labor disputes or local skirmishes. Contemporary Examples The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks Max Brooks January 13, 2011 You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot Joel Gold July 6, 2014 n.

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    resembling a brush, especially in roughness or shagginess. covered or overgrown with brush or brushwood. adjective brushier, brushiest like a brush; thick and furry adjective brushier, brushiest covered or overgrown with brush



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