Counties, towns, hilly ribs and ridges, wide stretches of green meadow, great forest tracts, winding streams, a dozen blue lakes, a block of busy steamboats--we saw all this little world in unique circumstantiality of detail--saw it just as the birds see it--and all reduced to the smallest of scales and as sharply worked out and finished as a steel engraving
Now, I have a mental picture of John Doe that is as clear as a steel engraving
Her aunt Miranda saw no wisdom in cultivating such a talent, and could not conceive that any money could ever be earned by its exercise, "Hand painted pictures" were held in little esteem in Riverboro, where the cheerful chromo or the dignified steel engraving
were respected and valued.
It was a steel engraving
of the great Raffaelle, and the frame was tilted from the wall; at a touch a packet of cigarettes tumbled down from behind.
He had many volumes of old travels, with steel engravings
, and Mrs.
Fifty proofs of steel engravings
and lithographs were scattered around, too.
Most of the crew, Cavendish included, fell prey to starvation and illness in the South Atlantic; a steel engraving
of poet, courtier, privateer and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618).
Students impressed with steel engraving
mimicked this linear technique with intricate scratchboard renderings, while others chose simple line drawings and watercolor washes, more compatible with lithography or gravure.
Both academic practices and new experiments are needed; pose drawing and plastics; oil painting and air brushes; steel engraving
and finger painting; historic ornament and streamlining; plum pudding and vitamins; Latin and Gertrude Stein; Bach end swing music; the philosopher end the World Series; these are all challenges which face the teaching of arts in our schools.
They could only produce them photographically and that is why steel engraving
reached such a high point.