- The result of a brush loaded with paint or ink leaving some of that paint on a surface. Because brushstrokes can vary so greatly, their individual and cumulative effects are of great concern in the discussion of paintings.
Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.
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brushstroke — UK [ˈbrʌʃˌstrəʊk] / US [ˈbrʌʃˌstroʊk] noun [countable] Word forms brushstroke : singular brushstroke plural brushstrokes a mark left on a surface by the movement of a brush … English dictionary
brushstroke — noun Date: 1879 the configuration given to paint by contact with the bristles of a brush; also the paint left on a surface by a single application of a brush or palette knife often used figuratively to describe the quality especially of a… … New Collegiate Dictionary
brushstroke — noun The stroke of a brush, as in painting. Since moving to the city [Paris], his [<nowiki/>’s] palette had become lighter and more colorful and his brushstrokes more distinct. In this painting [Boulevard de Clichy], the pastel colors… … Wiktionary
brushstroke — brush|stroke [ brʌʃ,strouk ] noun count a mark left on a surface by the movement of a brush: The artist created detail with a mass of tiny brushstrokes … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
brushstroke — [[t]brʌ̱ʃstroʊk[/t]] brushstrokes N COUNT Brushstrokes are the marks made on a surface by a painter s brush. He paints with harsh, slashing brushstrokes … English dictionary
brushstroke — n. movement of a painter s brush; mark and texture created by the movement of a painter s brush … English contemporary dictionary
brushstroke — noun a mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface … English new terms dictionary
brushstroke — /ˈbrʌʃstroʊk/ (say brushstrohk) noun the stroke of a brush, as in painting … Australian English dictionary
brushstroke — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the configuration given to thick paint (as oil paint) by contact with the bristles of a brush; also : the paint left on a surface by a single application of a loaded brush or palette knife … Useful english dictionary
cun — ▪ brushstroke Chinese“wrinkles”Wade Giles romanization ts un in Chinese painting, brushstrokes or dabs that give texture, or surface, to the pictorial elements. The Chinese artist does not strive for illusionistic modeling that is… … Universalium