What is picture?

Some articles on picture, pictures:

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 ...
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 ... an indecisive Tracy tried to back out of the picture ... 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" ...
Picture Book - Characteristics
... Any book that pairs a narrative format with pictures can be categorized as a picture book ... 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 ... 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 to read ...
Home and Professional Recording - New Standards: SuperBetamax and Extended Definition Betamax - Comparison To Other Video Formats
... of modern, digital-style resolutions (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media ... with a standard 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 ...
Dulwich Picture Gallery
... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London ... of varying sizes from its many patrons, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses one of the country’s finest collections of Old Masters, especially rich in French, Italian and Spanish Baroque paintings and in British ...

More definitions of "picture":

  • (noun): The visible part of a television transmission.
    Example: "They could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"
    Synonyms: video
  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Synonyms: painting
  • (noun): A typical example of some state or quality.
    Example: "The very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
  • (noun): A situation treated as an observable object.
    Example: "The political picture is favorable"
    Synonyms: scene
  • (noun): A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: image, icon, ikon
  • (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): Illustrations used to decorate or explain a text.
    Synonyms: pictorial matter

Famous quotes containing the word picture:

    He is no mystic, either, more than Newton or Arkwright or Davy, and tolerates none. Not one obscure line, or half line, did he ever write. His meaning lies plain as the daylight.... It has the distinctness of picture to his mind, and he tells us only what he sees printed in largest English type upon the face of things.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)

    With wonderful art he grinds into paint for his picture all his moods and experiences, so that all his forces may be brought to the encounter. Apparently writing without a particular design or responsibility, setting down his soliloquies from time to time, taking advantage of all his humors, when at length the hour comes to declare himself, he puts down in plain English, without quotation marks, what he, Thomas Carlyle, is ready to defend in the face of the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)