Engraving

Engraving

Engraving is a printmaking method where incisions are crafted into a metal plate, serving to hold the ink and shape the resulting printed image.

Engraving is an intaglio printmaking technique where lines are meticulously incised into a metal plate, enabling it to retain ink. You typically use copper or zinc plates, and they undergo thorough polishing to eliminate any surface blemishes or scratches, ensuring that only the intended lines are transferred during printing.


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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.