Etching: A Journey Through its History and Techniques part 2

Rembrandt The Three Crosses

Reading Time: 7 minutes I. Techniques of Etching A. Dry point etching Drypoint etching is a printmaking technique that is similar to traditional etching, but differs in the way that the plate is prepared. Instead of applying a ground and scratching through it to expose the metal, the artist uses a sharp tool to directly scratch the metal plate. … Read more

Etching: A Journey Through its History and Techniques part 1


Reading Time: 4 minutes I. Introduction A. Definition of etching Etching is a printmaking method that employs a metal plate as the surface to create an image. The plate is often made of copper or zinc. The plate has a waxy coating called a ground that is scratched to expose the metal underneath. The exposed metal is then placed … Read more

Exploring the rich history of Indian miniature painting

The Razmnama

Reading Time: 6 minutes I. Introduction A. Definition of Indian miniature painting India has a long heritage of creating Indian miniature paintings, that are characterized by their compact size and fine details. These paintings, which are typically done on paper using watercolors and gouache, are frequently used as adornment for temples and palaces along with to illustrate manuscripts. They … Read more

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