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Definition of Painting

  PAINTING   noun
The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
  Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues.  The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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