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pictūra , ae, f. pingo,
I.painting, the art of painting.
I. Lit.: “una est ars ratioque picturae,Cic. de Or. 3, 7, 26; 1, 16, 73; id. Brut. 18, 70; App. Mund. p. 66, 23.—
B. In partic., a painting of the face, Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 105.—
C. Transf., concr., a painting, picture (cf. tabula): “et si qua inutilis pictura sit, eam vendat,Plaut. As. 4, 1, 10; Cic. Or. 11, 36: nego ullam picturam neque in tabulis neque textilem fuisse, quin conquisierit, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 1, § 1: “accedant statuae et picturae,Sen. Ep. 16, 8: “positae sunt picturae Herculis liberos occidentis,id. Contr. 5, 34, 14: “statuas et picturas avehere,Tac. A. 16, 23: “dicitur tabulam picturae cedere,Gai. Inst. 2, 78.—Of embroideries: “textilibus picturis,Lucr. 2, 35.—Of paintings in Mosaic, Verg. Cul. 64.—Of a carving in relief: “et sculpsit in eis picturam cherubim,Vulg. 3 Reg. 6, 32.—
II. Trop., a painting, picture in words: “animum ab istā picturā imaginibusque virtutum traducere,Cic. Tusc. 5, 5, 14: Homerum tradunt caecum fuisse; “at ejus picturam, non poësin videmus,id. ib. 5, 39, 114.
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