What are canvas?

  • (noun): Heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
    Synonyms: 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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List Of Portraits In The Centre Block - Works - Paintings of Speakers of The House of Assembly of The Province of Lower Canada
... 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 ...
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 Letter at an. 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 Museum of Art, New ...
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 ...
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
... Name French name Year Technique/[ Dimensions City Gallery Notes Woman Reading 1894 Oil on canvas Paris Musée National d'Art Moderne Gustave Moreau's. 1897 Oil on canvas 39 × 46.5 cm St ... Petersburg The Hermitage Museum Vase of Sunflowers 1898 Oil on canvas 46 × 38 cm St ...

More definitions of "canvas":

  • (verb): Cover with canvas.
    Example: "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
  • (noun): An oil painting on canvas.
    Synonyms: canvass
  • (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
  • (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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word canvas:

    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)

    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)

    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)