disegno a punta d\'argento

English translation: silverpoint drawing technique

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Italian term or phrase:disegno a punta d\'argento
English translation:silverpoint drawing technique
Entered by: Barbara Cochran, MFA
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14:02 May 10, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / In A Journal Article
Italian term or phrase: disegno a punta d\'argento
Contesto:

Sandro Botticelli, Malebolge, Berlino, Staatliche Museum, Kupferstichkabinett, 1480-1495, disegno a punta d’argento colorato a tempera, cm. 32,5 x 47,5.

Molte Grazie,

Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 18:08
Silverpoint drawing technique
Explanation:
Silverpoint is an ancient drawing technique that was used by artists before the discovery of graphite as a drawing medium. Silverpoint or metal point is a method of drawing using a sharpened metal wire of pure silver, gold or platinum on specially prepared paper. The paper was originally painstakingly prepared using a mixture of ground bone and animal skin glue.
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Daniela Cannarella
Italy
Local time: 00:08
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Silverpoint drawing technique


Explanation:
Silverpoint is an ancient drawing technique that was used by artists before the discovery of graphite as a drawing medium. Silverpoint or metal point is a method of drawing using a sharpened metal wire of pure silver, gold or platinum on specially prepared paper. The paper was originally painstakingly prepared using a mixture of ground bone and animal skin glue.


    Reference: http://orangetreedesignstudio.com/drawing-silverpoint/
Daniela Cannarella
Italy
Local time: 00:08
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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agree  toasty: or just silverpoint, as described here by Sotheby's: http://www.sothebys.com/it/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/old-mast...
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Barbara Carrara
Italy
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