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chiaroscuro woodcut [1 record]

Record 1 2007-01-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Engraving and Printmaking (Arts)
  • Intaglio Printing
DEF

A colour woodcut with a different block for each colour, suggesting the effect of a tonal drawing.

OBS

The chiaroscuro woodcut is one of the intaglio techniques.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Gravure d'art
  • Impression en creux (héliogravure)
DEF

[Technique de] gravure sur bois [...] qui utilise un bloc pour chaque couleur, suggérant ainsi des variations de tonalités.

CONT

La gravure en clair-obscur consiste à superposer plusieurs matrices différentes taillées dans le bois pour obtenir, à l'impression, des effets de lumière et de couleurs (généralement de tons voisins) propres à imiter le dessin lavé ou rehaussé.

OBS

La gravure sur bois clair-obscur est un des procédés de la gravure en creux.

Spanish

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