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Definition of "brushwork" [brush•work]

  • Work done with a brush. (noun)
  • The manner in which a painter applies paint with a brush. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brushwork" in a sentence
  • "In the Christie 's painting, the brushwork is a bit busier, and David' s sweater is a lighter blue."
  • "After all, Scully is one of those uncompromising painters who long ago hit on an aesthetic riff: there's the bold arrangements of vertical and horizontal bars, the earthy, muted and melancholic colours, and the soft-edged and seductive brushwork."
  • "Could it be that the reputation of Mr. Marin, whose subject matter is as American as his briskly improvisational brushwork, suffers from our nagging sense of cultural inferiority?"