This glossary explains some of the techniques, mediums, art movements, and other terms you’ll encounter on our website, along with links to examples in the collection.
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A soft, malleable, dense metallic element with many different applications and uses, especially in the marking substance in pencils or as a material for
A relief printing technique for printing text and other images that are outlined and mechanically cut from metal or wood. The raised surface is inked and
A relief printmaking technique, also called linocut, that is usually characterized by flat, clearly delineated areas of color. An image is cut or gouged
The most common binder for oil paints, made from flax seeds.
A printmaking technique that involves drawing with greasy crayons or a liquid called tusche, on a polished slab of limestone; aluminum plates, which are