aquatint : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an etching made by a process that makes it resemble a water color
  • n  a method of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water color
  • v  etch in aquatint

  • All 31 etchings (reinforced with aquatint) were reasonably naturalistic and most of them were minor masterpieces as well.
  • Technically, the prints are a virtuoso performance in which the artist often combines various techniquesetching, aquatint, drypointon the same plate.

  • Peter Blume in Art Daily
    What unites many of these prints is aquatint. It's used by Francisco de Goya in the late 18th century and Kiki Smith in the 21st century,said Peter Blume, director of the museum.

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