canvass vs canvas

canvass canvas

Definitions

  • 1) A solicitation of voters or public opinion.
  • 2) A solicitation of votes or orders.
  • 3) A survey of public opinion.
  • 4) An examination or discussion.
  • 5) Examination in the way of discussion or debate.
  • 6) Close inspection; careful review for verification.
  • 7) Search; exploration; solicitation; systematic effort to obtain votes, subscribers, etc.
  • 8) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
  • 9) a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
  • 10) a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
  • 11) a tent made of canvas fabric
  • 12) an oil painting on canvas fabric
  • 13) the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
  • 14) Discussion; debate.
  • 15) An examination or scrutiny of a body of men, in order to ascertain their opinions or their intentions, especially whether they will vote for or against a given measure or candidate; an estimate of the number of votes cast or to be cast for or against a candidate or bill: as, a canvass of the legislature disclosed a majority of six in favor of the measure.
  • 16) Examination; close inspection; scrutiny: as, a canvass of votes. Specifically
  • 17) A seeking; solicitation; specifically, systematic solicitation for the votes and support of a district or of individuals by a candidate for office or by his friends.
  • 18) To solicit voters or opinions.
  • 19) To campaign.
  • 20) To conduct a survey.
  • 21) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
  • 22) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
  • 23) To shake; take to task. See canvas, transitive verb, 2.
  • 24) To examine; scrutinize.
  • 25) To sift or investigate by inquiry; examine as to opinions, desires, or intentions; apply to or address for the purpose of influencing action, or of ascertaining a probable result: as, to canvass the people of a city with reference to an approaching election, for the promotion of a public undertaking, or the like.
  • 26) To solicit or go about soliciting votes, interest, orders, subscriptions, or the like: followed by for: as, to canvass for an office or preferment; to canvass for a friend; to canvass for a mercantile firm.
  • 27) To sift or examine by way of discussion; discuss; debate.
  • 28) To traverse for the purpose of inquiry or solicitation; apply to or address the inhabitants of with reference to prospective action: as, to canvass a district for votes, for subscriptions, etc.
  • 29) To make a thorough examination or conduct a detailed discussion.
  • 30) To solicit voters, orders, or opinions.
  • 31) To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize.
  • 32) To go through (a region) or go to (persons) to solicit votes or orders.
  • 33) To conduct a survey of (public opinion); poll.
  • 34) To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; ; -- commonly followed by for.
  • 35) To examine by discussion; to debate.
  • 36) To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize.
  • 37) To go through, with personal solicitation or public addresses.

Examples

  • 1) Wearing a camel coat he was canvassing voters as they went to cast their ballot.
  • 2) He has also canvassed for the party.
  • 3) His style is to be inclusive and he canvassed opinion from fellow senior players while talking individually to the squad.
  • 4) All nominations were considered and invitations were issued explaining the procedures and the extensive canvassing of staff views entailed in the process.
  • 5) The banks will canvass shareholders' opinions next week.
  • 6) He spoke to his bank manager, potential investors and friends to canvass opinions.
  • 7) It is now canvassing views on a raft of other reforms aimed at reducing costs and cutting the time it takes to conduct investigations.
  • 8) A day of canvassing often ends with a night of phone calls to solicit more support.
  • 9) They've been canvassing shareholders who think they should at least have an opportunity to look at an offer.
  • 10) Led by a police band, crowds of marching people will be canvassing support for this cause or that cause.
  • 11) And he aims to ensure he wins in Greece by spending the next month canvassing for votes in rival countries.
  • 12) How many British women reading this have had their opinion canvassed by male colleagues only to find it overlooked in practice?
  • 13) Liberal Democrat canvass returns looked great.
  • 14) We canvassed people so that when they joined our body, they had a clear idea of what the church expected them to contribute.
  • 15) But according to the canvass returns I was going to win.
  • 16) It is wholly untrue to suggest that I have canvassed shareholders for their support on a rights issue.
  • 17) We meet in a café in Barnsley's town centre where he has been canvassing for votes.
  • 18) He canvassed 19,000 people in 213 constituencies.
  • 19) Using the services of a telephone research company in Southend, his company has canvassed voters in marginal seats.
  • 20) By canvassing text votes, it gives Afghans a blast of popular democracy as well as promoting unity between tribes and ethnic factions.
  • 21) “Allow me to present Skeletor,” with a grand flourish, he pulled a canvass from the large cloaked object dominating the small lab.
  • 22) The blue canvass is one that I won in a photography competition.
  • 23) How she compresses the grandeur and majesty of her subjects onto the canvass is only outdone by the breathtaking awe the viewer is participant to when standing before an original Fanucci.
  • 24) Sounds like five '2's and three' 3's, in canvass rating terms.
  • 25) "Then they proceeded to what they called the canvass of the votes in the Legislature, not canvassing legal returns of voters in any legal form, but a canvass on the ground of newspaper reports, wild guesses, and forged affidavits.
  • 26) She claimed that the canvass was a "open and transparent" process, yet she found the error at noon on Wednesday and sat on the information for 29 hours, not even telling top election officials at the Government Accountability Board.
  • 27) The canvass is a legal process in which local officials literally reconstruct the results of the election one voting machine and one precinct at a time, to ensure that all votes validly cast in the election are counted fairly and accurately.
  • 28) ‘He said that probable candidates were obviously canvassing for votes from affiliates.’
  • 29) ‘The move is to ensure that every member standing for re-election knows how to respond if they are quizzed by residents, while out canvassing for votes during the upcoming June elections.’
  • 30) ‘Mr Smith said he picked up more than 20 complaints of thefts, vandalism, assault and criminal damage while he was out canvassing for votes before the recent elections.’
  • 31) ‘As this summer's local elections are fast approaching it will not be too long before we are inundated with politicians canvassing for votes and informing the electorate of the issues they need to concern themselves with.’
  • 32) ‘When canvassing for the general election, Cllr Charlie Byrne found some local residents in the area didn't seem to know what was going on and others were not greatly concerned.’
  • 33) ‘My friend had met Mr Dowd before when he had turned up at her doorstep canvassing for votes.’
  • 34) ‘Older adults living with young voters who were canvassed also voted at significantly higher rates.’
  • 35) ‘Disability strikes indiscriminately, even politicians aren't excepted, so please when they appear at your door canvassing for votes, ask what plans they have to bring the date forward.’
  • 36) ‘It is common to see politicians articulating issues to do with the youth and women during campaigns in an effort to canvass votes from these sections of society.’
  • 37) ‘The accident occurred near Ayle on the Westport-Partry road on Sunday morning last while the Senator was on his way to canvass votes in the South Mayo area.’
  • 38) ‘I recall an incident when I was canvassing for Labour in that general election campaign.’
  • 39) ‘We are going to be out there to canvass every vote and prove to people that we should be in there representing this part of the county.’
  • 40) ‘We left ourselves with two weeks to fight the election, the other parties have been out canvassing for five or six weeks.’
  • 41) ‘Last fall, I spent seven weeks in the suburbs of Madison, Wisconsin, canvassing undecided voters for John Kerry.’
  • 42) ‘Certainly Denis Burke has, I guess you could say, made a concerted effort certainly in recent years and certainly recent month as far as canvassing the Indigenous vote.’
  • 43) ‘A party that behaved pretty much as if it did not need the Muslim vote is now actively canvassing it.’
  • 44) ‘Our votes will be canvassed Monday and Tuesday of next week and the tabulations will be made at that time and our vote will be completed.’
  • 45) ‘Rain, hail or shine there are households to be canvassed and votes to be won.’
  • 46) ‘He revealed that the party had made more than a million telephone calls canvassing voters in key seats and had sent free videos to target voters - topped and tailed with messages from the local MP.’
  • 47) ‘The campaign, organised by Lechlade farmer Charles Mann, will involve canvassing voters on doorsteps, distributing leaflets and putting up Tory posters.’
  • 48) ‘OM's bid will expire at the end of October and in the interim period the management are expected to visit Ireland and Britain to canvass shareholders for their support.’
  • 49) ‘When she returns to work at Kingston's John Lewis department store on Monday when her maternity leave ends, she intends to canvass the support of her colleagues in the staff magazine.’
  • 50) ‘He did not canvass any support but he hoped it would be carried and circulated to every other local authority in the country.’
  • 51) ‘I will also canvass the support of some organisations and labour movements.’
  • 52) ‘Far more than other homeland leaders, he was able to canvass popular support as a vocal critic of some elements of apartheid up to the late 1970s.’
  • 53) ‘Nor have any residents been canvassed for their opinion.’
  • 54) ‘After the body was found, teams of gardaí returned to canvass those people in the area around where Robert disappeared.’
  • 55) ‘The conference is also an opportunity to canvass young people's views on the council's new ‘Change for Children’ that will aim to give young people more of a say in the services they receive.’
  • 56) ‘Rotorua church leaders were also canvassed for their opinion, and all spoke of the need for workers to have time off, and for families to have time together, at times like Easter and Christmas.’
  • 57) ‘It is already canvassing fans on whether the club should play without the company logo on its shirts or seek another sponsor.’
  • 58) ‘Perhaps your committee should canvass its members about what they want from the club, instead of assuming that they know.’
  • 59) ‘They have been conducting door-to-door inquiries and canvassing people in the area of the river and canal network.’
  • 60) ‘However, Shanghaiist must confess that when six female Shanghainese friends were canvassed regarding their interest in the programme, some had never heard of it, and only one had ever watched it.’
  • 61) ‘Earlier this week, police canvassed patrons of a rural general store and a doughnut shop northwest of the city, where two calls were made to Cecilia's home from pay phones on the morning of her disappearance.’
  • 62) ‘This is a curiously masochistic explanation and not one available to the restaurant in the Scottish parliament, that this week canvassed its customers as to why it was rubbish and nobody used it.’
  • 63) ‘The organisation - which represents tourism operations throughout the county - canvassed its members over the last few weeks.’
  • 64) ‘Retailers, mainly garages and newsagents, have already privately canvassed staff on whether they would be willing to work on the Sabbath.’
  • 65) ‘PC Rhodes canvassed members of her family, as ordinary members of the public, before she decided to open the clinic.’
  • 66) ‘The association held two open days earlier this month as it canvassed residents on what sort of facilities they would like to see in their area.’
  • 67) ‘Dr Hutchison said the division's approach to date had been to canvass local doctors and look at ways it could improve access to medical services in Geraldton for the benefit of the whole community.’
  • 68) ‘Dawes has recently canvassed members of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for their opinion about whom to screen and how to screen when a vestibular schwannoma is suspected.’
  • 69) ‘The Geraldton City Council will canvass its electors on a proposal to amend local burning by-laws.’
  • 70) ‘The supermarkets are being canvassed for their views and I'm sure are heartily in favour of pocketing the change, but will still be glad of the captive market the vouchers assure them.’
  • 71) ‘He felt Gazette readers should be canvassed for their views.’
  • 72) ‘The community was earlier canvassed for input to the proposal.’
  • 73) ‘Lasting a week, it is both a serious meeting between Grimwade, Perkins, Hagan and their managers to discuss the next year's business plan and budgets, and a forum to canvass new ideas and directions.’
  • 74) ‘A healthy living co-ordinator will go to bingo sessions to canvass ideas for a £1 million healthy living centre in Allerton.’
  • 75) ‘The Federal Opposition says most students would get a second-class education under plans canvassed by the Government's higher education review.’
  • 76) ‘The following is an extract from an earlier magazine article in which he canvassed the central idea of this theology.’
  • 77) ‘5.156 Various proposals were canvassed, including suggestions that sterilisation should be undertaken and that mixed marriages should be annulled by law.’
  • 78) ‘While the DAA has not canvassed the idea of switching ownership to Failte Ireland, Gary McGann, its chairman, has made no secret of his desire to sell its interest in GSH.’
  • 79) ‘Among other options, it canvassed the idea of a reduced ‘core’ NHS, with patients able to pay extra for faster treatment and non-core services.’
  • 80) ‘By 1999, they were canvassing the idea quite openly.’
  • 81) ‘He says they've also canvassed the idea of posters and leaflets in waiting rooms warning that sexual relationships between doctors and patients are forbidden.’
  • 82) ‘Many other writers have canvassed proposals for taxes and other sources of revenue to provide funds for compensation of the costs of environmental protection.’
  • 83) ‘I think both Michael and I were pretty crushed by the oppressive response that the ideas canvassed in the Discussion paper received.’
  • 84) ‘He has called rallies of Labour Party members, canvassing a boycott of parliament and suggesting continued international sanctions against the government.’
  • 85) ‘Only the Dutch and German governments were actively canvassing such changes.’
  • 86) ‘The interaction of public and private law in Australia canvasses a range of proposals for reform to the child welfare system in Australia.’
  • 87) ‘They were not referred to, from my rereading of the commentary, so I am surprised that the amendments he is proposing this evening have not been previously canvassed.’
  • 88) ‘A wide range of mechanisms exists to monitor the effectiveness of the NHS, to highlight problems, and canvass solutions.’
  • 89) ‘Of the various proposals canvassed, a system of compulsory employer and employee contributions was consistently the most popular.’
  • 90) ‘Scrapping their role is not being canvassed as a solution in America.’
  • 91) ‘At that stage a possible wording and draft legislation will be canvassed for approval and, if they attract sufficient support, the campaign will begin.’
  • 92) ‘Now, under the cover of the Olympics, the Howard government has finally brought forward the type of legislation canvassed by Mark, Hope and Windeyer.’
  • 93) ‘I expect that many people will make submissions to the committee, and this will enable the matters addressed in the bill to be thoroughly canvassed.’
  • 94) ‘The review has already commenced, and we in New Zealand First prefer to see this issue more thoroughly and clearly canvassed in the review.’
  • 95) ‘These issues are thoroughly canvassed in the Research Agenda and Background Report.’
  • 96) ‘For this, I'd like to thoroughly canvass the various arguments why bloggers should not get such equal treatment.’
  • 97) ‘In this way the history of art since 1900 is thoroughly canvassed, and when one scans the contents page the mouth waters.’
  • 98) ‘That takes us back to many arguments that were already canvassed during the early select committee process on the previous bill, which I naively thought had been resolved.’
  • 99) ‘John Poynter's rich history of Alfred Felton's life and times is a large illustrated book which also canvasses the many debates around the bequest.’
  • 100) ‘The Government has been canvassing a range of options to encourage parents to pay off child support debts.’
  • 101) ‘Many of the reasons why this bill is being promoted have been canvassed in the debate already, and I do not intend to repeat them.’
  • 102) ‘I will not go into those in detail, as we canvassed them during the Committee stage of this debate.’
  • 103) ‘This did not deter Fitzsimons from canvassing the possibility of the Greens formally entering government with Labour after the next elections - due later this year.’
  • 104) ‘The first thing that Lopez suggested was that Reid should hold a series of lunch-time meetings and canvass the idea directly with the employees themselves before taking it any further.’
  • 105) ‘We would be happy to canvass any reasonable suggestions for their improvement.’
  • 106) ‘In the First Meditation Descartes canvasses beliefs of various kinds he had formerly held as true and finds himself forced to conclude that he ought to reject them, that he ought not to accept them as true.’
  • 107) ‘Changes to the proposals may be considered after the arguments have been fully canvassed by the select committee.’
  • 108) ‘Now, I don't propose to canvass the arguments of counsel.’
  • 109) ‘Several suggestions as to its nature were put forward, and several plans of action were canvassed.’
  • 110) ‘There is no evidence that he seriously coveted the papacy for himself, though the idea of setting him up as an anti-pope was briefly canvassed to resolve the royal marriage crisis.’
  • 111) ‘Very simply, this matter has been extensively canvassed by the Education and Science Committee.’
  • 112) ‘One of the scenarios presently being canvassed is the possibility of a rapid decline in the value of the US dollar.’
  • 113) ‘At election times on the canvass, her warmth and good nature struck a chord with most who met her.’
  • 114) ‘Several local issues were discussed including the long awaited sewage scheme which had been promised by Fianna Fail on their canvass before the last General Election.’
  • 115) ‘Many people have raised the ban on smoking in public houses with me during my election canvass.’
  • 116) ‘First time Fianna Fail candidate Michael McNamara from Achill is understood to be the first candidate to launch an official canvass in preparation for next June's elections.’
  • 117) ‘What, Michael wondered, would the voters of Kerry make of it if he was to enlist the services of the delightful duo to help with the canvass during the 2004 local elections?’
  • 118) ‘Both candidates were putting in an intense canvass in north Cork over the past two days.’
  • 119) ‘In a canvass of villagers by The Baildon Futures Partnership, which is producing an action plan, 47 per cent of the people who responded cited traffic congestion, volume and speed as a major concern.’
  • 120) ‘Just a few hundred yards away, however, Bob and Roseanne, a middle-aged couple who declined to give their surnames, were about to start a door-to-door canvass for the president.’
  • 121) ‘An intensive canvass of all interest groups will also take place, including the churches, the Pro-Life Campaign, the Right to Choose campaign and other organisations.’
  • 122) ‘Sometime during the years that followed, a canvass was taken by specialists in economics that showed there were about 350 economic journals in the world.’
  • 123) ‘Expressing delight with the Law Society nomination, Mr. Crowley said he was looking forward with enthusiasm to the nationwide canvass over the coming weeks.’
  • 124) ‘He owed his success largely to the votes of the Anglican clergy, who came in droves to support him, but his ‘colloquial facility’ was an asset in his canvass of the residents.’
  • 125) ‘On the canvass last week, McDowell was questioned repeatedly by one Ranelagh resident about his party's post-election intentions.’
  • 126) ‘West's particularly weak performance, which reflected his marked disinclination to pursue an active canvass, led to his resignation as leader of the UUP.’
  • 127) ‘So how was the canvass going, asked one admirer.’
  • 128) ‘However, this view has yet to be demonstrated, so we have not counted those species in our canvass.’
  • 129) ‘Such findings on the canvass were what kept me going.’
  • 130) ‘The only recurring mechanical problem uncovered in my informal canvass of enthusiasts was mainspring breakage.’
  • 131) ‘He has already conducted an extensive canvass of the Killarney area and he has been concentrating his efforts on the Fossa area during the past week.’
  • 132) ‘The finding will come as a disappointment to Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, who a week ago chose Tralee to start his nationwide canvass.’

Examples

  • 1) It adds character to a blank canvas and is cheap in the grand scheme of things.
  • 2) Simply hang a blank canvas inside a picture frame and ask guests to write their new year wishes.
  • 3) These are family values, displayed on the largest possible canvas.
  • 4) It was a blank canvas.
  • 5) He had an arts scholarship and painted huge oil canvases in a disused squash court.
  • 6) The decisive question would have been whose towel hit the canvas first.
  • 7) He sliced through the canvas to show that a painting was more than just a surface.
  • 8) This has been a campaign fought on a tiny canvas but with broad implications.
  • 9) What the canvas roof adds is the chance to soak up the sunshine.
  • 10) It is satisfying to see him working again on a large canvas.
  • 11) Inside was a green canvas shoulder bag.
  • 12) The white interiors offer a blank canvas.
  • 13) Theirs are reassuringly solid and made of natural cotton canvas.
  • 14) We have moved on from the idea that galleries are about oil paintings on canvas.
  • 15) We crossed the river in canvas boats.
  • 16) The tent is canvas with wooden poles and ropes to hold it together.
  • 17) It was the first of six times that he hit the canvas.
  • 18) canvas returns show we really stand a chance.
  • 19) Surely its place in our past deserves to be portrayed on a broader canvas.
  • 20) She spent her first night as a married woman under its green canvas roof.
  • 21) She takes out with her a piece of canvas larger than her stretcher and only loosely attached to it.
  • 22) This oil on canvas on board costs 10,000.
  • 23) It was an old, heavy canvas affair that had been inherited from a father, and it took me half an hour to set up.
  • 24) Starting with paintings like this one, the canvas is the whole object, the whole universe, and there is nothing beyond it.
  • 25) Hemp, or _Cannabis sativa_, from which we possibly derive the modern term canvas, was known to the ancients and used by them for rope and cordage and occasionally for cloth.
  • 26) Below, a couple of men were sewing the "bricklayer's" body in canvas preparatory to the sea burial.
  • 27) Mignola's canvas is on full display in this oversized tome.
  • 28) The wonderful thing about starting with an almost blank canvas is that every discovery is that much more meaningful and exciting.
  • 29) The width of this canvas is never the full girth of the human body it is to surround.
  • 30) There are landscapes, flowers, abstract and many other prints that can be found in canvas artwork so you really need to make sure that the theme in the picture does not clash with the theme in your room.
  • 31) My canvas is my life, and I give you the colors and brushes of me.
  • 32) ‘Fabrics such as twill, poplin, canvas, suede, denim and wool are also available in a variety of styles.’
  • 33) ‘The fabrics include washed denims, soft poplins, heavy canvas, twills, and yarn-dyed plaids.’
  • 34) ‘Herdsmen dwell in large tents made of canvas or woven yak wool.’
  • 35) ‘Dacron sails have also largely replaced canvas sailcloth.’
  • 36) ‘Bingham sprang from the car, hauling an old blue and gold canvas duffle bag.’
  • 37) ‘The cast members will be subsisting on 1897 type supplies: canvas tents, no mosquito repellent, canned and dry goods.’
  • 38) ‘Most of the miners lived in canvas tents, some of them large enough to accommodate several men, and there were a few log cabins.’
  • 39) ‘The camp is a level, dusty wilderness, the barren sameness of the plain broken only by row upon regimented row of bleached canvas tents.’
  • 40) ‘On a private patch of island we have a large green canvas safari tent.’
  • 41) ‘Behind them hundreds of canvas tents stretch into the flat spaces of the desert.’
  • 42) ‘Each ship was carrying gunpowder and the ships were made of wood with canvas sails.’
  • 43) ‘As he walked a little farther into the room he looked at the two beanbag shaped chairs made of unbleached cotton canvas which were placed on either side of the table and then he went over and sat in one.’
  • 44) ‘Ropes, canvas, tent poles, rugs, and oil for lamps were all there.’
  • 45) ‘Cover shrubs, the ground, and walkways with canvas drop cloths.’
  • 46) ‘Sailcloth is a very strong, heavy canvas or duck made in plain weave.’
  • 47) ‘Leather is a key material for the season, along with parachute silk, cotton poplin, cotton canvas and shining silk.’
  • 48) ‘He makes a detailed drawing before he starts painting with oils on canvas or linen.’
  • 49) ‘The attack came as hundreds of troops were eating lunch under a large dining tent constructed of canvas and metal.’
  • 50) ‘Eventually he saw them; the large wooden wagons covered with heavy canvas cloth and drawn by oxen.’
  • 51) ‘Under the dripping red and white striped canvas of her tent, the secretary of Appleby Show summed up the day.’
  • 52) ‘The larger pieces are completed on canvases while the smaller pieces use a wooden surface.’
  • 53) ‘Coming prepared with several canvases already smudged with charcoal outlines she readied her supplies.’
  • 54) ‘His hard-edged geometric paintings on diamond-shaped canvases were inspired by artists such as Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers.’
  • 55) ‘Fuzzy black material on the canvas's surface creates high relief topped by white paint, as in a model of choppy waters seen from above.’
  • 56) ‘Some pieces incorporate canvases printed with archival photographs - anonymous aerial views and street scenes.’
  • 57) ‘The final piece is a blank canvas accompanied by a block of dense text larger than the work itself.’
  • 58) ‘Ever resourceful, she has even discovered a supplier of prepared canvasses and water based oil paint in Naklua.’
  • 59) ‘For this technique the canvas was usually prepared with no more than a preliminary coating of glue size.’
  • 60) ‘Each student has produced a painting on a circular canvas, a linocut, two ceramic plates, and a piece of text.’
  • 61) ‘Very few of Klimt's paintings were done on canvases, as he preferred to paint murals.’
  • 62) ‘The second group consists of abstract paintings on stretched canvases.’
  • 63) ‘The first parcel arrived, but it contained paintings on thin canvases, and the range of colours was limited to those that Eli Jah had been able to obtain.’
  • 64) ‘There is at least a tacit nod to the unprepared canvases of Color Field paintings.’
  • 65) ‘The piece is divided into two separate canvases so that if the Blumenthals ever move to a home with lower ceilings, they can still display the artwork.’
  • 66) ‘From the center of the room, both small and large pieces looked like pulled fabric across a canvas.’
  • 67) ‘It is more difficult upon a piece of white paper to deceive the expert spectator than it is with a lot of oil paint upon a canvas.’
  • 68) ‘His show's roughly two dozen pieces offered up his standard menu of hectic and deliberately crude brushwork on ratty-looking unstretched canvases.’
  • 69) ‘In the Black Paintings of Frank Stella, symmetry locks the image to the surface of the canvas.’
  • 70) ‘Once the canvas is prepared, the size and texture of the canvas determines the subject of the piece.’
  • 71) ‘Both Warhol and Rauschenberg extended the technique by screenprinting a design onto a canvas to serve as the basis of a painting.’
  • 72) ‘During the 1930s his work included large canvases depicting the life of working people in a style influenced by Picasso and Léger.’
  • 73) ‘His colorful canvases often depict peasant life in Mexico, which he transformed into magical scenes.’
  • 74) ‘The 40 canvasses, watercolours, drawings, photographs and sculptures all have a Thai ambiance, though not all subjects are landscapes.’
  • 75) ‘The show also featured earlier work: six canvases and four smaller pastel drawings.’
  • 76) ‘In the course of that summer, he completed 30 canvases and 20 drawings; Matisse around half that number.’
  • 77) ‘A conceptual dimension arises from Caillouet's addition of words imprinted in the surfaces of her monochrome canvases, which are shown in multipaneled groups.’
  • 78) ‘It's a little as if each hard-edged shape in her precisely chaotic canvases were a piece extracted from an entirely different jigsaw puzzle.’
  • 79) ‘Unabashedly physical, the surfaces of Bhavsar's canvases luxuriate in a granular abundance of color.’
  • 80) ‘They left with a dozen paintings - including canvases by Rembrandt, Manet, Degas and Vermeer - worth a staggering $300m.’
  • 81) ‘Below it is the Cubist Gallery, filled with canvases by Picasso, Braque, and Gris as well as sculptures by Matisse and Giacometti.’
  • 82) ‘Another show sporting canvases with geometric surfaces is Simon Ingram's Garden at Vavasour Godkin.’
  • 83) ‘This sort of abstract illusionism brings to mind certain early canvases by Bridget Riley.’
  • 84) ‘The resulting painterly effects evoke old-master canvases as well as introductory chapters in the history of photography.’
  • 85) ‘These vibrant color fields have an affinity with the spiritual-esthetic aura of Mark Rothko's canvases.’
  • 86) ‘Also included in the exhibition are canvasses by Gauguin and a late ‘Bathers’ by Cezanne.’
  • 87) ‘She activates the luscious surfaces of her mostly poured and splashed oil-and-alkyd canvases by means of clashing colors and textures.’
  • 88) ‘This exhibition brings together seven of J.M.W. Turner's large canvases along with 96 watercolors, a number of which are related to the paintings.’
  • 89) ‘He published three books of poetry, painted landscapes and abstract expressionist canvases, and played what he called cowboy harmonica for just about anyone who would listen.’
  • 90) ‘This is most notable in the new sense of a journey across the paintings, from dawn to bright daylight to night, revealed after the removal of the dark varnishes on the canvases by Muller and Delacroix.’
  • 91) ‘Even today, Gauguin's canvases strike viewers with their raw power, and not surprisingly they shocked Parisian audiences of his own time.’
  • 92) ‘Tirianna carefully sneaked over to the tapestry and Sicirin pulled her beneath the embroidered canvas.’
  • 93) ‘They may be school children but this does not stop them from weaving stories on canvas.’
  • 94) ‘If politics was one thread weaving through the canvas of John MacKenna's young life, then teaching was another.’
  • 95) ‘I could see the weave of the canvas underneath in places.’
  • 96) ‘The place where she's landed could be the canvas of a boxing ring, that's how happy she is to be home.’
  • 97) ‘Jimmy twice had the iron jawed Bonevena on the canvas, something Joe Frazier could not do in 25 rounds of fighting.’
  • 98) ‘From where I was sitting, I could see Tunney's back as Dempsey crumbled to the canvas.’
  • 99) ‘In less than five minutes, both fighters hit the canvas eleven times and Dempsey was knocked out of the ring.’
  • 100) ‘Ingle was out cold the second the left hook connected with his chin and he was motionless on the canvas as his corner men, paramedics and doctors scrambled through the ropes to save his life.’
  • 101) ‘The floor is filthy, there are piles of rubbish in the corners and the canvas of the ring itself is stained with blood.’
  • 102) ‘Then it comes, one of the most vicious right uppercuts I've ever seen, and lands flush on Frazier's chin and he sinks to the canvas.’
  • 103) ‘In the fourth round, Liston finally connected and sent Martin to the canvas.’
  • 104) ‘He was open to a counter and Chi connected with a great right to the body and a big left uppercut that sent Brodie down to the canvas and looking in pain.’
  • 105) ‘Within the first minute Chavez walked into a Morales right uppercut and he hit the canvas.’
  • 106) ‘In their first meeting, Zulu knocked out Kamanga in the first round but the challenger accused Zulu of wrestling him to the canvas.’
  • 107) ‘The other times Louis hit the canvas was a result of what is commonly referred to as a flash knockdown.’
  • 108) ‘Shortly before the bout took place, torrential rain fell and the canvas was drenched.’
  • 109) ‘So when I stepped into the ring of Swindon's 4 Front Wrestling and found blood stains covering the canvas I didn't exactly feel comfortable.’
  • 110) ‘Two spots were available and coming out of the start four boats remained within a canvas of each other.’
  • 111) ‘Pulling out a final sprint Todorovich and Popovic reduced a boat length deficit down to a canvas as they closed in on Greece.’
  • 112) ‘However Great Britain had a true race on their hands as Slovenia put the pressure on staying within a canvas of Great Britain throughout the race.’
  • 113) ‘In the final sprint barely a canvas separated Germany, Estonia and Great Britain with this order remaining the same at the finish.’
  • 114) ‘But France heard the call and responded giving just enough to cross the finish line a mere canvas ahead of Great Britain.’
  • 115) ‘China and Russia made a race of the women's pair C final crossing the line within half a canvas of each other - China in front.’
  • 116) ‘New Zealand had the best of the start holding half a canvas at 500 gone.’
  • 117) ‘Only 250 metres was left and the United States had barely a canvas over Great Britain.’
  • 118) ‘He kept the heat on Hungary right to the line finishing a mere canvas behind.’
  • 119) ‘In Lucerne it was a dead heat with Italy and in Munich barely a canvas separated them and Belarus.’
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