graphic arts

graphic arts: see aquatint; drawing; drypoint; engraving; etching; illustration; linoleum block printing; lithography; mezzotint; niello; pastel; poster; silk-screen printing; silhouette; silverpoint; sketch; stencil; woodcut and wood engraving.

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  • etching - etching etching, the art of engraving with acid on metal; also the print taken from the metal plate ...
  • pastel - pastel pastel , artists' medium of chalk and pigment, tempered with weak gum water and usually ...
  • mezzotint - mezzotint mezzotint [Ital.,=halftint], method of copper or steel engraving in tone. A Dutch ...
  • silverpoint - silverpoint silverpoint, method of drawing whereby a silver-tipped instrument is dragged across ...
  • sketch - sketch sketch, a rapidly executed kind of pictorial note-taking. The sketch is not usually intended ...

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