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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... 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 ...
... Canvas bags Coated Canvas bags (e.g ... Goyard) Canvas covers Canvas shoes (e.g ... Converse, Vans, Keds) Canvas tarpaulins Canvas tent (e.g ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... Year 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 ... The Hermitage Museum Vase of Sunflowers 1898 Oil on canvas 46 × 38 cm St ...
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"
- (noun): An oil painting on canvas.
- (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"
- (verb): Cover with canvas.
Example: "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
- (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): Heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
- (verb): Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign.
Famous quotes containing the word canvas:
“Theres more than just animals:
Bead-stalls, balloon-men, a Bank; a beer-marquee that
Half-screens a canvas Gents; a tent selling tweed,
And another, jackets.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“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 mans only love.”
—Louis-Ferdinand Céline (18941961)