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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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Some were cameos, portraits in raised or 'positive' relief, but most were intaglios, where the engraver has painstakingly created 'negative' sculptural relief images of extraordinary dimensionality and detail.
Above: A Roman gold finger ring set with a superb carnelian intaglio of Fortuna, goddess of fate and fortune.
The aim of the present research is to identify the minerals in selected archaeological items from Slovak National Museum collections (beads from the Bratislava City Museum and intaglios from the Archaeological Museum in Bratislava) that had been previously described only on the basis of their macro-appearance.
This influencing factor being an another proof for applying intaglio printing instead of its imitation also influences strength features of the banknote substrate to be printed [2].
(5.) This carnelian intaglio is now in the Museo Nazionale, Naples, inv.
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the RBI seal, guarantee and promise clause, Ashoka Pillar Emblem, RBI Governor's signature are printed in intaglio i.
The sea has bleached his consciousness, and what has imprinted itself most on him are words that become flesh and leave impressions like intaglio. Eventually, as the narrator says, "The story emerges after, not as."
Free demonstrations of an intaglio studio with a 100-year-old press, and a screen-printing studio.
The security features on the front of the note represent in intaglio portrait of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, twin step window, a holographic element (CBO's main entrance), a tactile feature for the blind, colour -shift, perfect see through register, electrotype water mark, micro lettering and twin step window.
Among those currently exhibiting is Alan Figg whose favoured medium is lino-print but he has also experimented with intaglio, woodcut and wood engraving.
Another untitled intaglio from 1963 centers on a totcmic, Klee-esque form; a drawing in red ink, likewise dated 1963, allows a buzzing series of horizontals to thicken at the center into another fingerprint, or an off-kilter rising sun, or an eye, or a blood spot.
Additionally, the intaglio or the design of the seal conveyed the identity of the applier of the wax--providing proof that the item was actually from the sender and was not a forgery.