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Abstract
Not representing anything from real life; non representational
Abstraction
Art that is non representational, achieving effects through colour, line form, etc.
Aerial Perspective
Technique that makes distant objects appear lighter and bluer in tone
Aquatint
An etching process in which tiny specks of resin are sprinkled on a metal print plate
Burin
sharp pointed needle used in etching
Composition
the placement of figures and objects; the organisation of an object
Distorted
twisted out of shape
Etching
a form of printmaking using a metal plate. Lines are drawn through a wax coating onto the plate. When the is put in acid, the lines are eaten away and ink is then rubbed into the lines. These lines are transferred under pressure onto dampened paper
Exaggerate
emphasise certain physical aspects
Expressionism
a style in modern European art in which the work emphasises emotion and the projection of inner feelings
Form
shape or solidity, volume
Impasto
thick, obvious paint
Linear
the work relies on line for visual impact
Linear Perspective
technique that represents depth by drawing lines going to a vanishing point
Lithograph
a print created by using a wax crayon on stone. The principle is that water is repelled by wax
Perspective
way of making objects appear to recede into the distance.
Printmaking
general term for the process of creating multiples of an image, each one slightly unique
Semi-abstract
not quite abstract; containing some aspects of the real world
Spontaneous
quickly done, unplanned, instinctive, unconstrained
Symmetrical balance
way of structuring an image so that each side has equal weight
Tonal contrast
light against dark
Vibrant
rich, thrilling
Woodcut
print created from a block of wood on which unwanted portions are cut away from the surface, leaving the remaining areas to be printed
Multiples
an original artwork that exists in duplicated examples
A trial proof
is made to see how the artwork is progressing
A printers proof
looks how the artist wants all finished prints to look
An artist's proof
a finished print that is kept by the artist a record of completed work
An edition
a series of the same print. The artist ususally signs and numbers each print in pencil
relief
this process involves taking a print from the highest surface of the printing plate, usually wood, lino or cardboard. the unwanted portions are cut away
Intaglio
Process used for etching, drypoint etching and engraving. Involves taking a print from ink forced into scratches made in the surface of a metal or acrylic plate. The design can be eaten into a metal plate using acid or scratched directly into an acrylic sheet using a very sharp tool-a burin. The ink is squeezed onto paper using a printing press which can exert extremely high pressure.
Planography
Process used in lithography.
Serigraphy
used to create silk screen prints ot stencil prints. Ink is forced throught the open aresas of a silk screen onto a sheet of paper. The silk screen is laid over the paper. Ink is spread over the screen and then forced theough onto the paper using a "squeegee" so that the ink is transferred onto paper