Example sentences for: painterly

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

  • Here Lichtenstein abandons the cartoon-style bravura of line and text bubbles in a triplet of silk-screen close-ups of Monet's painterly impressions, differing only in the choice of colors for the three panels.

  • No longer the wild and visionary improviser, Soutine now apprenticed himself to the great painterly painters of the past: Courbet, Chardin, and Rembrandt.

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

  • 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.

  • If Davis was losing interest in the tricky harmonies of bop, he was acquiring a more painterly, and no less modernist, approach to sound.


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