Picture

  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Synonyms: painting
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on picture, pictures:

Bad Day At Black Rock - Production
... Nicholas Schenck, MGM's president at the time, nearly did not allow the picture to be made because he felt the story was subversive ... Just before shooting began, an indecisive Tracy tried to back out of the picture ... Tracy, a copy of the script has been sent to Alan Ladd and he has agreed to do the picture." The next day, Tracy committed to "Bad Day at Black Rock" ...
Home and Professional Recording - New Standards: SuperBetamax and Extended Definition Betamax - Comparison To Other Video Formats
... is a list of modern, digital-style resolutions (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media ... Kell factor of 0.7 350×480 (250 lines per picture height) Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8 420×480 (300 lines per picture height) Super Betamax, Betacam (professional) 460×480 (330 lines per picture ...
Picture Book
... A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children ... The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor, and pencil, among others ... Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902 ...
Dulwich Picture Gallery
... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London ... founders and bequests of varying sizes from its many patrons, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses one of the country’s finest collections of Old Masters ...
Picture Book - Characteristics
... Any book that pairs a narrative format with pictures can be categorized as a picture book ... the illustrations are as much a part of the experience with the book as the written text." Picture books are most often aimed at young children, and while some may have very basic language especially ... For this reason, picture books tend to have two functions in the lives of children they are first read to young children by adults, and then children read them themselves once they begin to learn ...

More definitions of "picture":

  • (noun): A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: image, icon, ikon
  • (noun): A situation treated as an observable object.
    Example: "The political picture is favorable"
    Synonyms: scene
  • (noun): A clear and telling mental image.
    Example: "He described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"
    Synonyms: mental picture, impression
  • (noun): The visible part of a television transmission.
    Example: "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    Synonyms: video
  • (noun): A typical example of some state or quality.
    Example: "The very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
  • (noun): Illustrations used to decorate or explain a text.
    Synonyms: pictorial matter

Famous quotes containing the word picture:

    The motion picture is like a picture of a lady in a half- piece bathing suit. If she wore a few more clothes, you might be intrigued. If she wore no clothes at all, you might be shocked. But the way it is, you are occupied with noticing that her knees are too bony and that her toenails are too large. The modern film tries too hard to be real. Its techniques of illusion are so perfect that it requires no contribution from the audience but a mouthful of popcorn.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    One classic American landscape haunts all of American literature. It is a picture of Eden, perceived at the instant of history when corruption has just begun to set in. The serpent has shown his scaly head in the undergrowth. The apple gleams on the tree. The old drama of the Fall is ready to start all over again.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)

    When you’ve been blind as long as I have, you learn to see through your senses. I can’t explain it exactly, but you get a feeling about people when you meet them. You see a picture of them in your mind. Not just what they look like, but what they really are. You see them much more clearly than you do with your eyes. Maybe that’s why they say looks are deceptive.
    —George Bricker. Jean Yarbrough. Helen Page (Jane Adams)