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