Example sentences for: painterly

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

  • "'Sleepy Hollow' has got to be the most gorgeous, sumptuous painterly movie ever made about multiple decapitations."

  • "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."

  • It is the emblem of painterly emblems, the imprint on the ultimate tote bag of Western art.

  • 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.

  • To Robert Koehler in Daily Variety, the animation "is a curious hodgepodge of awkward human movement, tired nature effects and fine painterly backgrounds and detail work."


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