Definition of depiction in US English:



  • The action or result of depicting something, especially in art.

    ‘the painting's horrific depiction of war’
    ‘Michelangelo's depictions of the male nude’
    • ‘The prime concern of landscape painting is the depiction of natural scenery.’
    • ‘There is, of course, more to these depictions of New York streets than a simple realism of setting.’
    • ‘But uniformity is lacking even between animal depictions within the same painting group.’
    • ‘If one went by media depictions, he lamented, one would think his neighbourhood is a crime-ridden slum.’
    • ‘Artschwager has also continued to produce paintings, typically monochromatic depictions of buildings.’
    picture, painting, portrait, drawing, sketch, artist's impression, study, illustration, portrayal, representation, image, likeness
    portrayal, representation, presentation, description, delineation, characterization
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