painterly
adjective Date: circa 1586 1. of, relating to, or typical of a painter ; artistic <
painterly attention to detail
>
2. suggestive or characteristic of a painting or of the art of painting <
painterly photography
>
; especially marked by an openness of form which is not linear and in which sharp outlines are lacking <
painterly brushwork
>
<
a painterly landscape
>
painterliness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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