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intaglio

(ĭntăl`yō, –täl`–), design cut into stone or other material or etched or engraved in a metal plate, producing a concave, instead of a convex, effect. It is the reverse of a relief or cameocameo
, small relief carving, usually on striated precious or semiprecious stones or on shell. The design, often a portrait head, is commonly cut in the light-colored vein, and the dark one is left as the background.
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. The term also designates a gem so cut. Seals and signet rings usually bear intaglio designs, so that when stamped upon wax or other plastic substance the impression is in relief. See engravingengraving,
in its broadest sense, the art of cutting lines in metal, wood, or other material either for decoration or for reproduction through printing. In its narrowest sense, it is an intaglio printing process in which the lines are cut in a metal plate with a graver, or burin.
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; etchingetching,
the art of engraving with acid on metal; also the print taken from the metal plate so engraved. In hard-ground etching the plate, usually of copper or zinc, is given a thin coating or ground of acid-resistant resin.
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; printingprinting,
means of producing reproductions of written material or images in multiple copies. There are four traditional types of printing: relief printing (with which this article is mainly concerned), intaglio, lithography, and screen process printing.
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Intaglio

Incised carving in which the forms are hollowed out of the surface; the relief in reverse, often used as a mold.

Intaglio

 

a cut stone or gem, with a sunken design. Intaglios were used mainly as seals. They originated in the ancient East in the fourth millennium B.C. and were widespread in classical antiquity.

intaglio

[in′tal·yō]
(lapidary)
A type of carved gemstone in which the figure is engraved on the surface of the stone rather than left in relief by cutting away the background, as in a cameo.

intaglio

1. Incised engraving, as opposed to carving in relief.
2. The work producing such an object.

intaglio

1. the art or process of incised carving
2. a design, figure, or ornamentation carved, engraved, or etched into the surface of the material used
3. any of various printing techniques using an etched or engraved plate. The whole plate is smeared with ink, the surface wiped clean, and the ink in the recesses then transferred to the paper or other material
4. an incised die used to make a design in relief
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Lot 1642 comprised 200 of the reliefs and intaglios contained in a nest of eight boxes entitled Musei Diversi and retaining its hand-written catalogue describing each one.
HAVING RECEIVED A PROVINCIAL GRANT for a communication and design specialist high-skills major program that runs in our school, I decided that part of the money would be allocated toward the purchase of an intaglio press, a piece of 19th-century technology that I thought would enrich our student's art experience.
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The collection was famous because it contained stones from the 16th-century court of the Gonzagas in Mantua with some illustrious provenances--these included Pope Paul II (a red-brown agate intaglio of Ulysses and Diomedes by Felix), Lorenzo de' Medici (a cameo of Demeter and Triptolemus; Fig.
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As a teacher, he inspired and influenced many students, and as an innovative printmaker, he sought expanded possibilities for lithography and intaglio, helping to establish new standards for this media.
The book begins with extensive annotated essays on the basic printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, lithography and serigraphy.
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One aspect that has provoked the local media is that the latest specification in this invitation states that the tax stamp will have intaglio printing, but there is only one company in the region (just outside the state) which has an intaglio press.
But courses in college- and university-level printmaking--lithography and intaglio in particular--rely on oil-based inks and the restricted solvents required with them.