line-engraving


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line-engraving

n
1. (Art Terms) the art or process of hand-engraving in intaglio and copper plate
2. (Art Terms) a plate so engraved
3. (Art Terms) a print taken from such a plate
ˈline-enˌgraver n
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Finally, the argument is made that "the early Italian engravers are artists of secondary importance, craftsmen who never had the same status which was held by the painters, sculptors, and architects, in the society of the time." What this overlooks is that while Mantegna did not precisely invent line-engraving as an art form, as Vasari first proposed that he did, he is universally acknowledged to be the first Italian artist of genius to have practiced engraving as an art.