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  • n  a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)

  • With a silverpoint pen, Biddle works on paper treated with whiting to abrade the silver.
  • There the Legate was sketched by the court artist, Matre Jean Foucquet, who etched his subject's fleshy, self-assured features in silverpoint on a small piece of cream-colored .
  • The drawings begin vigorously and experimentally, turn precise and dry, explore and finish the possibilities of silverpoint, then drop silverpoint entirely, solve the problems .
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  • Aj Smith, Marjorie Williams-Smith
    Silverpoint drawings by Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith , two of Arkansas's biggest talents, are on exhibit at Hearne Fine Art in a show called "Reflections in Silver." The gallery will be open for 2nd Friday Art Night tonight, 5-8 p.m. The silverpoint technique, making the finest of lines with a silver or other metal stylus on reactive paper, allows the artist to create portraits (as Aj ...
    June 14, 2013 - Arkansas Times

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