Origin of factureMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin factura from facere, to make, do
The definition of facture is how art is made, or the quality of how the art is made.
An artist's process for making a painting including the canvas used is an example offacture.
The manner in which something, especially a work of art, is made: “the gummy surfaces, spectral smudges and woozy contours that … appear in counterpoint to the clear, bright facture that had heretofore been [the artist's] hallmark” ( Robert Shorr )
Origin of factureFrench from Latin factūra a working or making ; see feature .
- Since the advent of the incandescent mantle, the efficiency of which is dependent upon the heating power of the gas more than on its illuminating power, the manu facture of coal gas has undergone considerable modifications.
- The manu facture is carried on to the largest extent in the Rhine province, in Saxony and in Silesia.
- Its blast-furnaces and iron mills were long among the largest in the country, and the manu facture of steel is still the borough's predominant industry.