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Art Appreciation Chapter 8
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Prints in a series are
in printmaking, what does AP refer to?
a few prints reserved for the artists use
What distinguishes early printmaking in China from Western uses of the medium?
moveable type was rarely used in China
Europeans first used printing for playing cards and
White or light areas are created in relief prints by
carving the parts not meant to be inked.
Why is registering important for color woodcuts?
It is important to keep the individual color blocks lined up.
What was a popular topic for nineteenth-century prints in Edo?
famous theatre actors
Traditional intaglio printing always involved
a metal plate.
Artists achieve dark shaded areas in an engraving through
various types of cross-hatching
What distinguishes drypoint from other methods of engraving?
slightly blurred lines from the burr
Which type of process permits the most freely drawn line?
What has led many contemporary intaglio artists to employ electroetching?
the toxicity of acids
How does treating the drawing surface with a solution of gum arabic and acid make the lithographic process possible?
It surrounds the greasy image with a solution that attracts water but not ink.
Why can lithography plates be reused?
The surface remains intact.
What printmaking process is most common in books such as your textbook?
Which printmaking technique would be most effective for making a large edition of inexpensive prints?
What is another term for screenprinting?
What is an advantage of stencils that cause street artists to prefer using them to create their art?
the speed at which images are made
Why is screenprinting suited for the production of images with areas of uniform color?
It allows simple registering and printing.
What is difference between digital printing and intaglio?
Digital prints are infinitely reproducible.
How did contemporary artists Gilbert and George limit the edition of a print they gave away?
They limited the time for downloading on the Internet.
What is one example of a contemporary innovation with printing?
Why are prints such an accessible art form?
They are inexpensive.
Which term refers to a group of images pulled from the same matrix?
Which of the following would have been used in the creation of Quiver?
How did Kirchner most probably achieve the strong black and white contrasts in Port Scene?
by cutting and gouging vertically with the wood grain
What is one reason that wood engravings like Boy Returning Joyfully, with Plough and Oxen were used more frequently in book illustrations than woodcuts?
They used harder wood.
What is the advantage of a linocut over a woodcut?
The softer matrix allows for more precise detail.
What technique connects the work Ciudades que se van (Cities on the Move) with the artist's heritage?
carving traditional Mexican popular culture motifs in full relief on bald tires
Compare these prints by Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt. What distinguishes Rembrandt's print as an etching?
the looser line quality
Which effect might be achieved through the use of aquatint?
the gray background behind an engraved figure
How do artists achieve the range of tonal qualities necessary to distinguish various textures, masses, shapes, and objects in engravings?
by varying the density of fine lines
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec became famous for lithographs that
promoted workers' rights in the nineteenth century.
What distinguishes screenprinting from lithography, relief, and intaglio processes?
Screenprinted images are not reversed.
What is a drawback to the use of stencils in artworks such as Kim McCarthy's Urban Buddha?
Shading is not possible.
What inspires the imagery in Nicola López's works such as Blighted?
memories of the attacks of September 11, 2001
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