A visual representation or image drawn, painted, photographed, or otherwise produced on a flat surface. Considered as a synonym for painting, some Americans mistakenly think it uncultivated, however the term is much more commonly used by the British.Quote: "A picture is something which calls for as much cunning, trickery and vice as the perpetration of a crime." Edgar Degas (1834-1917), French Impressionist. Quoted by P.A.Lemoisne, Degas et Son Oeuvre, Paris, 1946-1949, volume 1. "A picture is nothing but a bridge between the soul of the artist and that of the spectator." Edgar Degas. Also see print, rebus, sketch, and study.