What is picture?

  • (noun): A typical example of some state or quality.
    Example: "The very picture of a modern general"; "she was the picture of despair"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on picture, pictures:

Home and Professional Recording - New Standards: SuperBetamax and Extended Definition Betamax - Comparison To Other Video Formats
... 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 ...
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 ... began, an indecisive Tracy tried to back out of the picture ... 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 ... the 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 ... 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 ...
Dulwich Picture Gallery
... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, South London ... of artworks by its founders and bequests of varying sizes from its many patrons, Dulwich Picture Gallery houses one of the country’s finest collections of Old ...

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): A visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface.
    Synonyms: image, icon, ikon
  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface.
    Synonyms: painting
  • (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
  • (noun): A situation treated as an observable object.
    Example: "The political picture is favorable"
    Synonyms: scene

Famous quotes containing the word picture:

    The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

    A child’s self-image is more like a scrapbook than a single snapshot. As the child matures, the number and variety of images in that scrapbook may be far more important than any individual picture pasted inside it.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)

    One classic American landscape haunts all of American literature. It is a picture of Eden, perceived at the instant of history when corruption has just begun to set in. The serpent has shown his scaly head in the undergrowth. The apple gleams on the tree. The old drama of the Fall is ready to start all over again.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)