wood engraving


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wood engraving

n.
1.
a. A block of wood on whose surface a design for printing is engraved across the end grain.
b. A print made from a wood engraving.
2. The art or process of making wood engravings.

wood engraving

n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the art of engraving pictures or designs on wood for printing by incising them with a burin on a block of wood cut across the grain
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a block of wood so engraved or a print taken from it
wood engraver n

wood′ engrav`ing


n.
1. the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on wood cut against the grain, for printing.
2. a block of wood so engraved.
3. a print or impression from it.
[1810–20]
wood′ engrav`er, n.

wood engraving

- Essentially the reverse of a woodcut.
See also related terms for reverse.

wood engraving

A technique like woodcut but using hardwood sawn across the grain and with a finer design, cut more shallowly using burins and similar engraving tools. Thomas Bewick excelled in this technique.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood engraving - a print made from a woodcut
engraving - a print made from an engraving
2.wood engraving - engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
Translations

wood engraving

n (Art) → incisione f su legno
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Also, there were copies of paintings and old wood engravings from the magazines of a generation and more before.
"His quick success was mostly due to this strong understanding of graphic design and also to the adaptability of his designs to wood engraving."
An incommensurability persists among her media: The industrially produced carpet functions much like a monochrome painting; the wood engraving enacts the tactility of fabric; and the digital video depicts an analog technology.
She says: "The North East is considered by many to be the home of wood engraving, so we're delighted to welcome this travelling exhibition to the region for the first time in its histor y.
In the exhibition, we are able to compare Jeffrey's photograph of the Tennyson bust with the wood engraving of the same subject that appeared in The Illustrated London News.
Work ranges from watercolours and oils to mosaics, textile art, wood engraving and pottery.
NORTHERN Print in Newcastle is making an impression on the world of wood engraving by staging a special exhibition this month.
The figure with a stovepipe hat--the protagonist of Dunham's more recent paintings--is introduced in the wood engraving Stove Pipe Hat, 2000.
The book is divided into four critical sections, examining the scriptive techniques of early modern technology, engraving and ornament in de Bry's America (1590), reforming the image in Protestant print culture, and wood engraving and picture- writing in the 1880s.
He was born into a farming family at Pwll-y-Gwichiad, Llandudno, and moved with his family to Liverpool, where he learned wood engraving and oil painting.
1840), a 12-scene wood engraving in which James Morison, a clever marketer of pills, even includes a testimonial from playwright William Shakespeare.
There is an extensive, and ever expanding literature on the life and career of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), the universally acknowledged founder of the revival of wood engraving for book illustration in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.