sgraffito

[ UK /ˈɛsɡɹæfˈiːtə‍ʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground
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  • It occupies the entire 6-foot-high composition, with ink spatters, sgraffito and handprints enlivening the surface.
  • It occupies the entire 6-foot-high composition, with ink spatters, sgraffito and handprints enlivening the surface.
  • I believe the clay coated board is so that you can incise or abraid through the clay to expose a white surface for fine detail, like scratchboard or sgraffito. U of T Biomedical Communication
  • Italian sgraffito designs were mostly scrolls or arabesque patterns.
  • The 17th-century Italian maiolica-ware found at Jamestown is a red-body earthenware with scratched or incised designs -- a true sgraffito-ware. New Discoveries at Jamestown Site of the First Successful English Settlement in America
  • Here the last vestiges of the figurative, a few delicately poised hands, flowers and shells, are subsumed into patterned and highly coloured surfaces of glazes, scumbles, impasto, sgraffito, stipples, dots and splodges of paint.
  • In tempera painting the most spectacular technique to combine gilding and paint is that of sgraffito, most often used to depict cloth of gold.
  • He, too, has worked very large and with heroic, mythic narratives, but once again, seems to take an ironical stance toward monumentality by his use of magnified sgraffito and scrawled imagery.
  • This work conveys a sense of elements whirling about with the wind, much as in his In the Beginning; the artist makes good use of sgraffito to create additional designs.
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