chalcography


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chalcography

(kælˈkɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Art Terms) the art of engraving on copper or brass
chalˈcographer, chalˈcographist n
chalcographic, ˌchalcoˈgraphical adj

chalcography

1. Archaic. the art of engraving on copper plates, especially for printing.
2. the art of drawing with chalks or pastels.
See also: Drawing
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The researchers have said that the discrepancy could be because contemporary portraits of Copernicus were often made using a chalcography technique, which does not reflect actual colours.
According to Benedetti, engraving, and more specifically chalcography (printing with engraved metal plates), allows for visual and semantic experimentation that he calls, "a linguistic laboratory.