relief etching


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relief etching

A process in which the design is drawn in acidresistant varnish and the non-printing surface etched away with acid, so that the printing surface stands out in relief (the opposite of the intaglio process).
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1-6, 1972-75, for which the artist used aquatint and relief etching to precisely mark six rectangular sheets of white paper with deep creases, delicately splintering the unified fields into multiple triangular planes.
Blake's own idiosyncratic Christianity is expressed in numerous works in the exhibition, including his early experiment in relief etching All Religions are One, c.1788, and his late masterpiece engravings The Illustrations to the Book of Job, 1826.
As a minor wrangler in these discussions, I have to say that I believe there are very good reasons why relief etching, color printing, and the other unique processes used in the illuminated books have attracted so much more attention, but Sung is tight that we should also carefully examine the plates and blocks that he used in conventional graphic processes.