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Definition of Gallery

Gallery

  1. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.
  2. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.
  3. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.
  4. A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.
  5. Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
  6. A working drift or level.

Gallery Quotations

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
Bryant H. McGill

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
Alexis de Tocqueville

If you're a baker, making bread, you're a baker. If you make the best bread in the world, you're not an artist, but if you bake the bread in the gallery, you're an artist. So the context makes the difference.
Marina Abramovic

Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books.
Jerry Saltz

Appropriation is the idea that ate the art world. Go to any Chelsea gallery or international biennial and you'll find it. It's there in paintings of photographs, photographs of advertising, sculpture with ready-made objects, videos using already-existing film.
Jerry Saltz
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Gallery Translations

gallery in Afrikaans is galery
gallery in Dutch is gaanderij, galerij, gang, galerie
gallery in Finnish is parveke
gallery in French is poulailler, exposition, galerie
gallery in German is Empore, Galerie
gallery in Norwegian is galleri, stoll
gallery in Portuguese is galeria
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