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    Picture vs Painting

    I would appreciate it if you helped me overcome this particular dilemma.
    I'm translating a science-fiction story from Serbian into English, and I'm not sure whether to use picture of painting. Namely, there's a sencence that says that a man from the painting occassionally disappears. Would the following sentence, then, be correct?

    The man occassionally disappeared from the picture.

    Is the word picture here used correctly to describe a particular scene in the painting? Or should it be painting after all?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Picture vs Painting

    If it's already been made clear that the picture in question is a painted work of art (rather than a photograph), then "picture" would work for me. It might get repetitive to say "painting" over and over.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Nov-2015 at 23:41.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Picture vs Painting

    Note the correct spelling of 'occasionally', poison ivy.

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    Re: Picture vs Painting

    Thank you for your help!

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