Definition of linocut in English:

linocut

noun

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

    • ‘Preston produced oil paintings, linocut prints, and woodcuts that were often still-lifes of Australian flora and fauna.’
    • ‘He works mostly with silkscreen, linocut and collagraph.’
    • ‘Stencil and linocut monoprint posters on their website, reminiscent of Paris 1968, invite us to unplug the addictive TV drip from our lives.’
    • ‘Indeed, one talented young girl, Selina Ebatarinja, moves between both, trying her hand at linocut prints before returning to her reading and writing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He continued to create woodcuts, etchings and linocuts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She produced some of her earliest designs using linocuts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They show his progression in the creative linocut process and the uniqueness of each incarnation of the proof.’
    • ‘This process involves etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut and wood block.’
    • ‘Finally, the print is completed from the back with a relief process of woodcut or linocut to intensify shapes and/or colors.’
    • ‘The two most famous artists to use linocut are Matisse and Picasso.’
    1. 1.1A print made from a linocut block.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These shaped linocuts are apparently portraits of the artist's mother.’
      • ‘Each linocut commemorates the legislative designation of a state representative - animal, vegetable or mineral.’
      • ‘He made a linocut about the raid and printed it on his mother's mangle.’
      • ‘From this time he began abstract work, though he continued to do woodcuts and linocuts of an Expressionist character.’
      • ‘He specialises in linocuts, where a template is made and prints can be duplicated.’
      • ‘A signed linocut by Henri Matisse will set you back £15, 510, or a signed Lichtenstein screenprint as much as £20,000.’
      • ‘He offers a series of large, velvet-like linocuts, printed with precision.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Each student has produced a painting on a circular canvas, a linocut, two ceramic plates, and a piece of text.’
      • ‘The ever restless Pablo Picasso began in the 1950s to create multicolor linocuts from just one block.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This colorful linocut was one of the artist's first uses of multiple blocks in registration.’
      • ‘Because of the softer material of the linoleum, a linocut is easier to produce than a woodcut.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

linocut

/ˈlʌɪnəʊkʌt/