peinture vs. tableaux

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peinture vs. tableaux

In the sentence "...où j'ai vu les plus merveilleuses peintures préhistoriques de ma vie. ", why is tableaux not accepted as a synonym for peintures.  My dictionary makes no real distinction between the two words.

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

They are not synonyms:

La peinture is the generic term for anything painted on any kind of surface.
Le tableau is specifically something painted on canvas.

peinture vs. tableaux

In the sentence "...où j'ai vu les plus merveilleuses peintures préhistoriques de ma vie. ", why is tableaux not accepted as a synonym for peintures.  My dictionary makes no real distinction between the two words.

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