acrylic acrylic  /ə ˈkrɪ lɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) polymerized from acrylonitrile
  2. (n) a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives
  3. (n) used especially by artists
  4. (n) a synthetic fabric

Usage(s):

  1. Down the hall, students are dabbing acrylic paints on canvas to create vivid still lifes la Vincent van Gogh.
  2. Then there's Artefill, a mix of cow collagen and tiny acrylic beads that an FDA advisory committee in February recommended for approval.
  3. Holding back all that water is the world's largest acrylic window, and the sight is breathtaking.

News

  1. Portrait of the artist

    Demetrius Patterson is a fine artist. He's also an exceptional observer of people. The combination results in his unique style of acrylic paintings that make all kinds of people smile.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press

  2. Couple's acrylic art showcased at Adele Grage

    The husband-and-wife team of Randy and Debra Brienen are showcasing their acrylic art at the Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach. The exhibit runs until June 28.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

  3. Selected works 1978-2013 by Ma Desheng on view at Rossi & Rossi in London

    Rocks 6, 2010. Acrylic on canvas 150 x 200 cm (59 x 78 ¾ in). LONDON .- One of China's most distinguished artists, resident in Paris since 1986, Ma Desheng was a founder member of the progressive Stars Group which included fellow artists Huang Rui, Wang Keping, Qu Leilei and Ai Weiwei.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Art Daily

Quotes

  1. Talking about techniques, Wood said "I do everything from small pencil sketches to huge oil painting. I think my favorite at the moment is acrylic because it dries quicker," he laughed. "But in the end it's oil painting and pastel. Oil is so...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Ron Wood Source: China Daily

  2. "With this investment we will be able to offer our waterborne acrylic resins worldwide, which is a major step forward. Furthermore this investment is perfectly in line with the acceleration of DSM's Vision 2010 strategy and our ambitious growth...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Nico Source: ABN Newswire (press release)

  3. "Red acrylic means nothing to me. I have no idea where they came from," Wright said.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Steve Wright Source: Suffolk Evening Star

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