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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
1. Natural Means

556. Painting and Black and White.

   NOUN:PAINTING; depicting; drawing &c. v.; design; perspective; chiaroscuro (light) [See Light]; composition; treatment; arrangement, values, atmosphere, tone, technique.
  historical -, portrait -, miniature -, landscape -, marine -, flower -, poster -, interior -, scene- painting; scenography.
  pallet, palette; easel; brush, pencil, stump; black lead, charcoal, crayons, chalk, pastel; paint (coloring matter) [See Color]; water-, body-, oil- color; oils, oil paint; varnish [See Oil]a; priming; gouache [F.], tempera, distemper, fresco, water glass; enamel; encaustic painting; mosaic; tapestry, batik; sun painting.
  STYLE, school; the grand style, high art, genre [F.], portraiture; futurist, cubist, vorticist; ornamental art [See Ornament]; monochrome, polychrome; grisaille.
  [SCHOOLS OF PAINTING] Italian -, Bolognese -, Florentine -, Milanese -, Modena -, Parma -, Neapolitan -, Paduan -, Roman -, Umbrian -, Venetian -, British -, Dutch -, Flemish -, French -, German -, Spanish- School; School of Raphael &c.
  PICTURE, painting, piece, tableau, canvas; oil painting &c.; fresco, cartoon; easel -, cabinet- picture; drawing, draft or draught; pencil &c. drawing, water-color drawing; still life; sketch, outline, study.
  PORTRAIT (representation) [See Representation]; whole -, full -, half- length; three-quarters profile; head; miniature; shade, silhouette; profile.
  VIEW, landscape, seascape, sea view, seapiece; scene, prospect; interior; panorama, bird’s-eye view, diorama.
  PICTURE GALLERY, art gallery, art museum, pinacotheca; studio, atelier [F.].
  PHOTOGRAPHY, skiagraphy, radiography [See Representation]; photograph, radiograph [See Representation]; scenograph.
   VERB:PAINT, design, limn, draw, sketch, pencil, scratch, shade, stipple, hatch, dash off, chalk out, square up; color, dead color, wash, varnish; draw in pencil &c. n.; paint in oils &c. n.; stencil; depict (represent) [See Representation].
   ADJECTIVE:PICTORIAL, graphic; painted &c. v.; picturesque, genre; historical &c. n.; monochrome, polychrome; scenographic; futurist, cubist, vorticist; in the grand style; painty, pastose.
  pencil, oil &c. n.
   ADVERB:in pencil &c. n.
  1. Fecit, delineavit.
  2. Mutum est pictura poema.
  3. Art is the perfection of nature.—Sir Thomas Browne
  4. The canvas glow’d beyond ev’n nature warm.—Goldsmith
  5. Greater completion marks the progress of art, absolute completion usually its decline.—Ruskin