By Douglas Percy Bliss
Housed within the British Museum is a 1300-year-old chinese language manuscript with identical to Buddha drawn in flowing black traces. This, based on A heritage of wooden Engraving, is the oldest recognized woodcut and the place to begin for this full of life heritage of the artwork shape. for centuries, wooden engraving used to be the first technique of illustrating books in France, Italy, and the Netherlands. within the 16th century, the German grasp Durer introduced engraving to new creative heights. considering then, ratings of real originals have placed their very own stamp in this particular splendidly expressive shape. a regular within the field, A historical past of wooden Engraving offers any paintings lover a trove of alluring information—from engraving recommendations, to artist biographies, to non-public commentary—all expertly defined through Douglas Percy Bliss, a well known painter and engraver in his personal correct. the writer strikes the tale the entire approach to glossy occasions, with a last bankruptcy on fresh masters and the way forward for engraving.
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