A review describes his painting as depicting " a magic world of romance."

Does depicting in the above means exactly the same as describing? Thanks.
No, but you could replace "depicting" with "showing."
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Grammar Geek No, but you could replace "depicting" with "showing."

Thanks, GG.

To make sure, does depicting involves painting while describing writing?
You can depict or describe in writing, but I would not use "describe" with a a painting in most cases.