What is a woodcut?
A printing technique in which an image is carved into a woodblock surface typically using gouges while leaving the surface level with the printing parts. Areas cut away by the artist carry no ink while images or characters carry ink for producing the desired print. Cutting is done along the wood's grain unlike in wood engraving in which the block is cut at the end-grain. Surface is inked using an ink-covered roller that's rolled on the surface so as to leave ink on the flat surface and not on non-printing areas.Image © Anna Kepa/Shutterstock
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ARTWORKS RELATED TO WOODCUT
Name that refers to the work produced by a group of sculptors, installation artists and artists who exhibited together in London in the 1980s. These artists included Richard Deacon, Richard Wentworth and Tonny Cragg. Tim woods has greatly helped identify this movement by the 4 major themes, Kitsch and Pop Synthesis, Bricolage of UK urban waste, Assignment of meanings to objects and a play of wit, humor and play.
A sculpture is a three-dimension object made using any one of the basic sculpting processes. These include carving, casting, constructing or modeling. Carving materials may be bone, ivory, stone or wood. Modeling and casting use clay or wax, while constructions glue materials together.