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The art of drawing with a silver-pointed instrument on paper prepared with a coating of powdered bone or zinc white, creating a fine durable line composed of metal fragments.
- ‘Until this year the drawings were all in black pencil, varying from soft, deep-black graphite to feathery silverpoint, and sometimes ranging widely in a single image.’
- ‘In the past, she has hung whole rooms with her own silkscreened wallpaper, the paper covered with intricate and precise silverpoint spirals.’
- ‘Untitled #13 is a wonderfully complex arrangement of delicate silverpoint marks that evoke the movement of butterfly wings or a cascade of tangled hair.’
- ‘I've experimented with a broad range of media, including watercolor, silverpoint, etching, silkscreen and others, but oils have a richness and tactile feel I really love.’
- ‘One of the Ashmolean's pictures, a study in silverpoint for The Golden stairs, is displayed beside a letter revealing that it was drawn not with an elegant little pencil, but with a sixpence the artist cut up for the purpose.’
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