Definition of linocut in English:

linocut

noun

  • 1A design or form carved in relief on a block of linoleum.

    • ‘A master sculptor and printmaker influenced by the Mexican tradition of mural and linocut making, as well as European modernism, Catlett uses her experience as a black woman to adhere the commonalties she sees between the struggles.’
    • ‘In part one of this article the basic printmaking techniques relief printing and intaglio printing were discussed and the relief techniques woodcut, wood engraving and linocut were introduced.’
    • ‘He works mostly with silkscreen, linocut and collagraph.’
    • ‘They show his progression in the creative linocut process and the uniqueness of each incarnation of the proof.’
    • ‘Finally, the print is completed from the back with a relief process of woodcut or linocut to intensify shapes and/or colors.’
    • ‘This process involves etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut and wood block.’
    • ‘He continued to create woodcuts, etchings and linocuts.’
    • ‘Stencil and linocut monoprint posters on their website, reminiscent of Paris 1968, invite us to unplug the addictive TV drip from our lives.’
    • ‘The two most famous artists to use linocut are Matisse and Picasso.’
    • ‘She produced some of her earliest designs using linocuts.’
    • ‘This year's event will feature the work of 30 artists from as far afield as Holland and Spain covering an array of subjects from angels to seahorses and a variety of techniques from linocut to aquatint.’
    • ‘Indeed, one talented young girl, Selina Ebatarinja, moves between both, trying her hand at linocut prints before returning to her reading and writing.’
    • ‘Preston produced oil paintings, linocut prints, and woodcuts that were often still-lifes of Australian flora and fauna.’
    1. 1.1 A print made from a linocut block.
      • ‘The ever restless Pablo Picasso began in the 1950s to create multicolor linocuts from just one block.’
      • ‘This colorful linocut was one of the artist's first uses of multiple blocks in registration.’
      • ‘He specialises in linocuts, where a template is made and prints can be duplicated.’
      • ‘Each linocut commemorates the legislative designation of a state representative - animal, vegetable or mineral.’
      • ‘These shaped linocuts are apparently portraits of the artist's mother.’
      • ‘This quite exceptional snapshot of British modernism from the 1910s to the 1950s is broken down into four main types of print-making: lithography, colour woodcuts, linocuts and wood engravings.’
      • ‘What he fails to mention in his article, however, is that apart from the alleged eight sculptures and 30 paintings out of 300 acquired works, the exhibition included a wealth of ceramics, linocuts, beaded works and embroidery.’
      • ‘On display will be a number of book illustrations and watercolours produced between the 1920s and the late 1980s, as well as his much-loved linocuts, including Liverpool Street Station and Snowstorm at Brighton.’
      • ‘By the time he died in 1973 he had produced a substantial body of original etchings, lithographs and linocuts, which rank with the greatest prints of the 20th Century.’
      • ‘From this time he began abstract work, though he continued to do woodcuts and linocuts of an Expressionist character.’
      • ‘He offers a series of large, velvet-like linocuts, printed with precision.’
      • ‘Once I had made those patterns I transferred them to the lino and made the linocuts and transferred them onto the fabric, which then became masks, gloves and ears.’
      • ‘There is something overwhelmingly satisfying in being able to look at a linocut printed with exactly the right amount of pressure, with the edges of its printed sheet left pristine.’
      • ‘A signed linocut by Henri Matisse will set you back £15, 510, or a signed Lichtenstein screenprint as much as £20,000.’
      • ‘He made a linocut about the raid and printed it on his mother's mangle.’
      • ‘Invented by Picasso, reduction linocuts are made by cutting away a single block in stages and printing it at each stage so that in the end there is nothing left of image on the block.’
      • ‘Because of the softer material of the linoleum, a linocut is easier to produce than a woodcut.’
      • ‘Each student has produced a painting on a circular canvas, a linocut, two ceramic plates, and a piece of text.’
      • ‘His very first print, a linocut, made in the same year, Spiral Motif was one of the earliest of his abstract forms and recurred throughout his career.’
      • ‘Samcuia's Africa is cobbled together from tribal carvings, San rock art, Mission school linocuts and the foliate designs seen in African ceramics and printed fabrics.’
      engraving, print, impression, block, plate, dry point, cut, woodcut, vignette
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Pronunciation

linocut

/ˈlʌɪnəʊkʌt/