intaglio printing, intaglio, gravure(noun)
a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
A design or piece of art which is engraved or etched into something.
Origin: from intagliare.
a cutting or engraving; a figure cut into something, as a gem, so as to make a design depressed below the surface of the material; hence, anything so carved or impressed, as a gem, matrix, etc.; -- opposed to cameo. Also used adjectively
Origin: [It., fr. intagliare to engrave, carve; pref. in- in + tagliare to cut, carve. See Detail.]
Intaglio is the family of printing and printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the direct opposite of a relief print. Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as a surface or matrix, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint or mezzotint. Collagraphs may also be printed as intaglio plates.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tal′yō, n. a figure cut into any substance: a stone or gem in which the design is hollowed out, the opposite of a cameo.—adj. Intagl′iated, formed in intaglio: engraved. [It.,—intagliare—in, into, tagliare, to cut (twigs)—L. talea, a twig.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to a gem with a design incised in the surface.
The numerical value of intaglio in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of intaglio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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