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

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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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 ...
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 ...
List Of Portraits In The Centre Block - Works - Paintings of Speakers of The House of Assembly of The Province of Lower Canada
... Artist Date created Medium Jean-Antoine 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 ...
List Of Works By Henri Matisse - Paintings
... Technique/[ 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. 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 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. 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 ...

More definitions of "canvas":

  • (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): 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
  • (verb): Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign.
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (noun): Heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (noun): An oil painting on canvas.
    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
  • (verb): Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions.
    Synonyms: poll, 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:

    The past is only so heroic as we see it. It is the canvas on which our idea of heroism is painted, and so, in one sense, the dim prospectus of our future field.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Cubism had been an analysis of the object and an attempt to put it before us in its totality; both as analysis and as synthesis, it was a criticism of appearance. Surrealism transmuted the object, and suddenly a canvas became an apparition: a new figuration, a real transfiguration.
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914)

    The foreground in a picture is always unattractive ... Art demands that the interest of the canvas should be placed in the far distance, where lies take refuge, those dreams which blossom out of fact and are man’s only love.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)