chalcography


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chalcography

[kal′käg·rə·fē]
(graphic arts)
The art of copper engraving.
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Begun by the Sun King, Louis XIV, in 1660 as a way to memorialize his reign, the Chalcography collection offers diverse subject matter, from depictions of royal castles and residencies, animals, architecture and botanicals to religious art, chateaus, monuments, portraits and maps, among others.
According to Benedetti, engraving, and more specifically chalcography (printing with engraved metal plates), allows for visual and semantic experimentation that he calls, "a linguistic laboratory.