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vapour

(US), vapor
1. particles of moisture or other substance suspended in air and visible as clouds, smoke, etc.
2. a gaseous substance at a temperature below its critical temperature
3. a substance that is in a gaseous state at a temperature below its boiling point

water vapor transmission (WVT)

The rate of water vapor flow, under steady specified conditions, through a unit area of material between the two parallel surfaces (and normal to these surfaces).
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David's vaporous, contingent selves suggest not the ecstasy of intercon-nectedness but the horror of dispersion.
Like Constable, Ziegler derives inspiration from the vaporous forms, using their shifting shapes to evoke various associations in several paintings.
Some of these pictures are painted on burlap, a coarse surface that asserts itself through the vaporous and fractured application of pigment.
A second body of photographs, from the series "Apparition," 2003, presents a lush forest that, in each shot, is cleaved into a flattened foreground containing a vaporous haze--an emissary from the beyond, or perhaps just a wisp of smoke--and a vertiginous background composed of multiple, conflicting orthogonals.
Now, he has gone from class to mass, with a whole set of sculptural works drawn from common consumer goods: actual bottles of Cheer Dark and Purex Mountain Breeze, bursting out of--or being sucked into--explosive, vaporous clouds of three-dimensional neon tubing.
was excluded, while young [American] artists doing photograph-based work were invited to exhibit." Overall, American critics react negatively to Fuchs's vaporous, reactionary premises.
But while Owens's work certainly plays on the conventions of Color Field, she draws from a wide range of source materials, including embroidery and Asian landscape painting, frequently commingling vaporous washes of color with frankly goofy representational elements.
Chief among these are fumes from vaporous aeroplanes along with cars, modern farming methods and household fuels, as well as the chemically-charged smoke that billows from factories across the world, all rushing out products, which have, in some mysterious way, become essential to our being.
But even though hydrogen has been touted as an alternative to fossil fuels since before the turn of the 21st century, the promise of a clean-fuel future based on hydrogen has remained vaporous. While politicians and policy experts debate whether the Green New Deal's goal of a carbon-free-energy America by 2030 is even possible, researchers around the world have been lowering the bar by developing ways to produce hydrogen cheaply from water and sunlight, with the potential to bring a clean-energy future into reach far sooner than previously assumed.
Tanning's delight in this vaporous quality became the major force in her work in the late 1950s and '60s, by which time she and Ernst were living in France; it led to a series of amorphous paintings in which figures and forms appear and disappear in a melee of shape and colour.
As models appeared to float down the runway in a series of vaporous dresses adorned with shimmering flowers, oversized ruffles and feathers galore, it was Naomi that stole the show.