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Which of the following is a printmaking process?

an impression

When a printmaker rolls ink onto a raised surface and presses a piece of paper onto it, the resulting image on the paper is known as ________.


Images were first reproduced by printmaking in this ancient culture.


The earliest existing printed artworks on paper were created in this culture.


This type of printmaking is done by carving away part of a block in order to leave a raised surface that can be inked and printed.


A relief print created out of a solid wood block is called ________.


If you were to carve away the surface of a woodblock, removing the shape of a star, then ink the block and make a print, you would be left with a negative star shape on the paper.

create the block and cut lines into it

For his print Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Albrecht Dürer hired expert craftsmen to


During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many masters of woodblock printing in this country, whose work reflected the lifestyle of an urban cultural class.


This style of printmaking means "pictures of the floating world" and was practiced by the Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro.


If an artist were to create a woodblock print with three different colors, how many separate relief blocks would he or she need?

Emil Node

This twentieth-century German artist used the natural grain and splintering of the woodblock to make his work Prophet more expressive.

relief block

To create a color woodblock, such as Hokusai’s famous "The Great Wave off Shore at Kanagawa," a printer must produce a new ________ for each separate color.


This term for plate printmaking means "cut into" in Italian.


This printmaking tool is a sharp instrument used to mark the surface of a plate.


This intaglio printing process involves carefully and cleanly scoring a metal plate.

is longer lasting

One advantage of using a metal plate over a woodblock for printmaking is that it ________.


This intaglio process is achieved by pulling a burin across the surface of a metal plate, leaving a burr where the ink will collect.


If an artist wants to create a print with very fine detail and precise, even lines, drypoint would be a good method to use.


This intaglio process employs acid to mar the surface of a metal plate


This seventeenth-century Dutch artist was a master of etching and used it to depict Adam and Eve as well as other religious subjects.


This intaglio process makes an image that resembles the effect created by water-based media, and uses melted rosin to create an acid-resistant coating.


The wash-like appearance of Goya’s print Giant was created using this process.


If an artist wanted to create a print that visually resembled brush-and-ink painting, ________ would be a good method to use.

Francisco Goya

This Spanish artist created artworks in both print and paint that depict horrific events that happened during the French occupation of Spain between 1808 and 1814.


This intaglio process is achieved by roughening the entire metal plate surface with a rocking tool, then smoothing the areas where the ink is to be wiped away.

Defense Worker

The African-American artist Dox Thrash wanted to use dark, rich tones to reflect the somber mood of the nation during World War II in this mezzotint from c.1941.

works project administration

This U.S. government program helped to create jobs for artists (and many other occupations) during the Great Depression and World War II. It allowed African-American artists Dox Thrash and other artists to use their art in support of the country. What was this extensive program called?


If an artist wanted to create an image of a bright moon in the night sky using mezzotint, he or she should smooth the burrs on the surface of the plate for the area of the moon.


This printmaking process means "stone writing" in Greek.

Honore Daumier

In one of his lithographic images, this French artist depicted the aftermath of a violent incidence of police brutality where a family was killed in a case of mistaken identity.


This printmaking process is used for t-shirts, solar panels, and circuit boards.


Silkscreen printing uses a stencil process, and was first developed in ________ during the Sung Dynasty.

an edition

A group of prints that are identical and produced in a limited number is called ________.


This process can be used to create a unique printed image, and involves a clean plate of metal or glass on which the artist carefully inks the image then prints.

Jedda Sterne

This female artist practiced monotype printmaking and was a member of a group of abstract painters called The Irascibles.


These prints can be made using any print process, but with the intention of creating a unique image rather than an edition.

mono print

Which two printmaking methods did the artist Kathy Strauss combine to create her unique artwork Kepler Underneath 1?


If you wanted to create a poster that displayed exactly the same information, and could be reproduced in thousands of copies, monoprint would be a good process to use.

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