What are canvas?

  • (verb): Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning.
    Synonyms: analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass
    See also — Additional definitions below


Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. It is also used in such fashion objects as handbags and shoes.

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Some articles on canvas:

Canvas Products
... Canvas bags Coated Canvas bags (e.g ... Goyard) Canvas covers Canvas shoes (e.g ... Converse, Vans, Keds) Canvas tarpaulins Canvas tent (e.g ...
List Of Works By Henri Matisse - Paintings
... Dimensions City Gallery Notes Woman Reading 1894 Oil on canvas Paris Musée National d'Art Moderne Gustave Moreau's Studio 1894-5 Oil on canvas 65 × 81 cm Private collection The Maid 1896 Oil on canvas 90. 1897 Oil on canvas 39 × 46.5 cm St ... Petersburg The Hermitage Museum Vase of Sunflowers 1898 Oil on canvas 46 × 38 cm St ...
List Of Portraits In The Centre Block - Works - Paintings of Speakers of The House of Assembly of The Province of Lower Canada
... Panet Copy by Théophile Hamel 1856 Oil on canvas Michel Chartier de Lotbinière Copy by Théophile Hamel 1854 Oil on canvas Louis-Joseph Papineau Alfred Boisseau 1881 Oil on canvas ...
List Of Paintings By Johannes Vermeer - Paintings By Johannes Vermeer
1655 Oil on canvas, 160 × 142 cm National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh Diana and Her Companions 1655-1656 or c. 1653-1654 Oil on canvas, 98.5 × 105 cm Mauritshuis, The Hague The Procuress 1656 (signed and dated) Oil on canvas, 143 × 130 cm Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden Girl Reading a. 1657-1659) Oil on canvas, 83 × 64.5 cm Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden A Girl Asleep (also known as A Maid Asleep) 1657 (or 1656-1657) Oil on canvas, 87.6 × 76.5 cm Metropolitan ...
Canvas Print
... A canvas print is the result of an image printed onto canvas which is stretched, or gallery-wrapped, onto a frame and displayed ... Canvas prints are often used in interior design, with stock images, or customised with personal photographs ... Canvas prints are intended to reproduce the look of original oil or acrylic paintings on stretched canvas ...

More definitions of "canvas":

  • (verb): Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign.
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (noun): A large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.
    Synonyms: sail, canvass, sheet
  • (noun): The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete.
    Example: "The boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (noun): An oil painting on canvas.
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (verb): Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions.
    Synonyms: poll, canvass
  • (noun): The setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account.
    Example: "The crowded canvas of history"; "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (noun): Heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (verb): Cover with canvas.
    Example: "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

Famous quotes containing the word canvas:

    Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks.
    Donald Trump (b. 1946)

    If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this: in portrait painting to put on canvas something more than the face the model wears for that one day; to paint the man, in short, as well as his features.
    James Mcneill Whistler (1834–1903)

    A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;Mnot be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself. The symbol of an ancient man’s thought becomes a modern man’s speech.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)