Example sentences for: painterly

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

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