silverpoint

NOUN
  1. a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)
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  • In the past, she has hung whole rooms with her own silkscreened wallpaper, the paper covered with intricate and precise silverpoint spirals.
  • Art historians will remember that these precocious painters aren't an exclusively 21st century phenomenon: Pablo Picasso showed unusual promise at the age of 8 with his bullfighter painting "Picador," while Dürer crafted a strikingly precise silverpoint self-portrait at 13. ARTINFO: From the Palettes of Babes: 5 Prodigious Child Artists to Watch
  • 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.
  • Untitled #13 is a wonderfully complex arrangement of delicate silverpoint marks that evoke the movement of butterfly wings or a cascade of tangled hair.
  • Art historians will remember that these precocious painters aren't an exclusively 21st century phenomenon: Pablo Picasso showed unusual promise at the age of 8 with his bullfighter painting "Picador," while Dürer crafted a strikingly precise silverpoint self-portrait at 13. ARTINFO: From the Palettes of Babes: 5 Prodigious Child Artists to Watch
  • 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.
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