Monday, October 20, 2008

Woodcut



Print made by a woodblock in which a picture or design has been cut in relief along the grain of the wood. The woodcut is the oldest method of printing, invented in China in the 5th century AD. In the Middle Ages woodcuts became popular in Europe, illustrating early printed books and broadsides.
The German artist Albrecht Durer was an early exponent of the technique. Multicolored woodblock prints were developed in Japan in the mid-18th century. Wood engraving is an allied but finer technique, the cuts being made across the end-grain of a block. The English artist Thomas Bewick is one of the first exponents of wood engraving. (Brockhampton)
All artwork by Mary Azarian


3 comments:

Jedi Master Daryl said...

It's good art. You are now on my blogroll. I have the soul of an artist, yet have expressed so little of that. Maybe it will help to read artist's blogs. Right now most of my blogroll is made of med bloggers and mommy bloggers.

artslice said...

Glad to have you aboard, Jedi Master Daryl! (I know many Mommies and medical people... so you're in good company here :)

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

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