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wood block

[′wu̇d ¦bläk]
(graphic arts)
A picture, design, or lettering carved on a block of wood with hand tools; the nonprinting areas of the block are carefully carved away, and only the raised areas of the design carry the ink; it differs from a wood engraving because the design is carved along the side of the block parallel with the grain, rather than perpendicular to it; it is therefore characterized by broad areas and strokes running with the grain. Also known as woodcut.

wood block

1. One of many small, solid-wood blocks having plane faces, set in mastic, usually on a concrete floor slab, to form a durable floor finish.
2. A solid piece of wood placed in a concrete formwork to prevent movement of the form work or to fill a space.
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Rainstorm Beneath the Summit, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, 1831-32, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), colour woodblock, 25.
The technique was being used in the West in the 15th century, but before then woodblock printing in China and Japan has a history dating back a thousand years.
Takashi Katae, while expressing his views at the occasion said that woodblock prints were initially used as early as the eighth century in Japan to disseminate texts, especially Buddhist scriptures and to print designs on paper and silk.
10) In the group portrait, the design specialist is transferring his rendition of the original floral drawing directly onto the woodblock (fig.
Traditional woodblock printmaking is combined efforts and specialized skills of artist (designer), engraver (woodblock cutter), printmaker (printer), and publisher.
Dubai: Art pieces by one of Japan's leading woodblock print artists, Tadashi Nakayama, have been brought to the shores of Dubai for the first time in a three-day private preview at the Emirates Tower Hotel.
There are woodblock illustrations and some colour photographs throughout the text which adds authenticity and detail to the writings.
Set of 5 woodblock prints confirmed as work by Hokusai
Published in an A4 format, her black and white panels, reminiscent of woodblock prints, reveal insights into the character's relationships and internal dialogue.
Inside, there is a hall with woodblock flooring, fireplace and exposed ceiling beams, a spacious lounge which has a decorative Victorian fireplace, a family room with ornamental cast-iron fireplace, an open-plan orangery which has French doors opening onto the gardens, as well as a sitting room and an extensive dining area with stained glass windows and woodblock flooring.
There is also an abundance of oak woodblock floors and oak plank floors.
THESE beautiful woodblock prints of birds of prey are by one of Japan's leading artists and printmakers, Tachibana Morikuni.