Example sentences for: painterly

How can you use “painterly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The flags and the targets and the rest are, like the haystacks, simply subject matter for painterly treatment.

  • The painterly impact of the “burnt sienna” glows from the arcaded Gothic Palazzo Pubblico opposite, with its splendid 102-m- (335-ft-) high Torre del Mangia (climb to its first tier at 88 m [288 ft] for a magnificent view of the city and countryside beyond).

  • The art direction, costume design, and photography are top-notch: "It's the most gorgeous, sumptuous, painterly movie ever made about multiple decapitations" (Jeff Giles, Newsweek ). Johnny Depp, playing Ichabod Crane as an effete Manhattan detective sent to get to the bottom of a rash of beheadings, shines (or more accurately, is appropriately pallid).

  • But the following decade, even this gave way to works of pure nonrepresentational electricity, so bursting and swooping they make you want to use words like "painterly" and "gestural"--oxymoronically, they seem to be a kind of Abstract Expressionism built from little, carefully scissored bits of magazine photographs.

  • "He was one of the last painterly painters," maintains Marden, adding that Rothko's great composition of purple, white, and red ( Untitled , 1953) is "like an impressionist work, because of the kind of touch involved."


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