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04:47 Oct 26, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: alcograbado
art technique
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Summary of answers provided
4oopsxxxJon Zuber
4metal etching using a mixture of tar and acetone or ethyl alcoholxxxJon Zuber
3etchingIan Ferguson
1drunken etchings
MJ Barber


  

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
etching


Explanation:
The following description, from Diccionario de la estampa, looks to me like description of etching, but maybe someone who knows more about graphic arts can come up with another term.

Alcograbado

Técnica indirecta de grabado calcográfico. La diferencia fundamental entre el alcograbado y otros procedimientos basados en la utilización de ácidos mordientes para abrir tallas en la lámina reside en el tipo de sustancia protectora empleada. La técnica del alcograbado consiste en realizar un dibujo con pincel, sobre la superficie metálica desengrasada, mediante una solución de betún de judea en polvo mezclado con acetona o alcohol etílico. Una vez terminado el dibujo, se cubre la plancha con una capa de barniz de laca y se pasa un algodón impregnado en white spirit - disolvente obtenido de la destilación de petróleo - El white spirit no afecta a la laca pero disuelve el betún de judea, de manera que las zonas de la imagen quedan desprotegidas del barniz y, al ser expuesta la lámina a la acción del ácido mordiente, éste atacará el metal en dichas zonas. El efecto resultante es una imagen construida a base de manchas, y por tanto, de un acentuado carácter pictórico.





    Reference: http://www.nelaalberca.com/dicc_termino.asp?id_t=10
Ian Ferguson
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metal etching using a mixture of tar and acetone or ethyl alcohol


Explanation:
Same reference as above. I found no specific term in English for the process; this is how I would say it.

xxxJon Zuber
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drunken etchings


Explanation:
sorry, could't resist

MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 19:29
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oops


Explanation:
"Tar" should be "powdered asphalt".

xxxJon Zuber
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