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(1)   The occupation of a house painter
"House painting was the only craft he knew"
(2)   The act of applying paint to a surface
"You can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
(3)   Creating a picture with paints
"He studied painting and sculpture for many years"
(4)   Graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
"A small painting by Picasso"
"He bought the painting as an investment"
"His pictures hang in the Louvre"


  1. An illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s).
    The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings.
  2. The action of applying paint to a surface.
    Artistic painting often takes longer then utilitarian house - etc. painting.
  3. The same activity as an art form.
    Some artists excel in both painting and sculpture, like Michelangelo.