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facture

Line breaks: fac|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈfaktʃə
 
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Definition of facture in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The quality of the execution of a painting; an artist’s characteristic handling of the paint: Manet’s sensuous facture
More example sentences
  • They had in common the repudiation of such painterly qualities as expressive brush strokes and personalized facture.
  • The Americans tend toward a flat, emblematic depiction of commercial imagery, whereas the British often favor an episodic approach to narrative that betrays a fondness for the facture of Abstract Expressionism.
  • She often leaves visible under-painting and fragments of preliminary drawing, emphasizing her paintings' facture and directing attention to the more articulated drama center-stage.

Origin

late Middle English (in the general sense 'construction, workmanship'): via Old French from Latin factura 'formation, manufacture', from facere 'do, make'. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.

Words that rhyme with facture

fracture, manufacture

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