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22:03 Mar 19, 2010
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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
English term or phrase: engraving
Definition from About.com: painting:
An illustration made by cutting lines into a surface (usually wood or metal), inking the surface, and then printing it. Also the process of creating such an illustration.

Example sentence(s):
  • In order to create quality detailed engravings, the engraver is required to accurately execute many cuts or lines in the metal that vary in length, width, and depth. Engraving School
  • Copper plate and wood engraving played an important role in the production of art prints and was commonly used throughout literature for the purpose of pictorial representations in the print industry. Adone Galleries
  • Artist Ron Adams, who says he is attracted to engraving because of its graphic, black-and-white quality and its close relationship to drafting, uses engraving to create meticulously detailed human figures. Collector's Guide
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5 +1Gravat
Sonia Real Puigdollers


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Definition from own experience or research:
Tècnica d'il·lustració mitjançant incisions realitzades en una planxa o matriu que pot ser de fusta, linòleum, metàlica o altres materials. Aquestes incisions es cobreixen de tinta per estampar el dibuix.

Example sentence(s):
  • El gravat calcogràfic o de talla dolça consisteix en tota una sèrie de tècniques que permeten estampar una imatge feta mitjançant una incisió sobre una planxa principalment metàl·lica. - gravat.cat  
  • El gravat és una tècnica artística d'estampació, l'acció de gravar, la matriu i l'estampa. - Wikipedia  
Sonia Real Puigdollers
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