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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Painting and drawing
painterlypaint‧er‧ly /ˈpeɪntəli $ -tər-/ adjective written  AVPtypical of painters or painting painterly images
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painterlyHere we are given an insight into the painterly decisions - sacrifices - to which artists often feel driven.In both, Gironella is exploring the characters of the sitters as suggested in their portraits rather than the formal, painterly qualities.
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