noun Date: 1868 work done with a brush (as in painting); especially the characteristic work of an artist using a brush

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brushwork — [brush′wʉrk΄] n. 1. work done with a brush; painting 2. a characteristic way of putting on paint with a brush [Renoir s brushwork] …   English World dictionary

  • brushwork — rush work n. an artist s distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brushwork — [[t]brʌ̱ʃwɜː(r)k[/t]] N UNCOUNT An artist s brushwork is their way of using their brush to put paint on a canvas and the effect that this has in the picture. His colour and brushwork are daring, striving towards a bold effect …   English dictionary

  • brushwork — noun The technique or realisation of the technique of applying and manipulating paint (usually oil or gouache) in a painting. The fake was easy to spot because of its inferior brushwork …   Wiktionary

  • brushwork — brush|work [ brʌʃ,wɜrk ] noun uncount the way an artist creates effects using a brush: I recognized Van Gogh s distinctive brushwork …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brushwork — /brush werrk /, n. 1. the use of a brush as a tool, as in painting. 2. Fine Arts. the surface quality of a painting produced by the distribution of pigment with a brush. 3. work for which a brush is used, as painting. [1865 70; BRUSH1 + WORK] * * …   Universalium

  • brushwork — brush|work [ˈbrʌʃwə:k US wə:rk] n [U] the way in which an artist puts paint on a picture using a brush …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brushwork — n. way of using a brush in painting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brushwork —    The particular manner in which an artist applies paint with a brush …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • brushwork — noun the way in which a painter uses their brush …   English new terms dictionary

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