intaglio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intaglio glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
    • n intaglio 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intaglio 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intaglio Incised engraving as opposed to carving in relief; ornamentation by lines, patterns, figures, etc., sunk or hollowed below the surface.
    • n intaglio Hence A figure or work so produced; an incised representation or design. Specifically— A precious or semi-precious stone in the surface of which a head, figure, group, or other design is cut; an incised gem.
    • intaglio To incise; engrave with a sunk pattern or design.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Intaglio in-tal′yō a figure cut into any substance: a stone or gem in which the design is hollowed out, the opposite of a cameo
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. intagliare, to engrave, carve; pref. in-, in + tagliare, to cut, carve. See Detail
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—intagliarein, into, tagliare, to cut (twigs)—L. talea, a twig.

Usage

In literature:

She first devoted herself to the cutting of intaglios, which demanded an immense amount of patient labor.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
The intaglio work on this side is not equal to that in cameo, on the other.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
This remarkable work is studded all over with engraved intaglios of Roman workmanship.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
All engraving, I said, is intaglio in the solid.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Raphael collected from every part of the world medallions of intaglios and antiques to assist him in his designs.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
Her features had the surety of an intaglio.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
It is a fine intaglio on emerald.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
In London the intaglio processes are used by many of the firms mentioned on page 240.
"The Art of Illustration" by Henry Blackburn
It is interesting to find instances of the use of antique intaglios for the purpose by some of them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Most of the stamps were cut intaglio, so that their impressions are in cameo form.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Dead gold, dead bronze, dull amethystine rose,
Rose cameo, in day's gray, somber spar
Of smoky quartz--intaglioed beauty--glows
Luxuriance of color. Trunks that are
Vast organs antheming the winds' wild woes
A faded sun and pale night's paler star.
"Late October" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Northern Bank Note , located in Cincinnati, OH, USA, is a financial security printer of stock certificates and intaglio printed documents.
Northern Bank Note, located in Cincinnati, OH, USA, is a financial security printer of stock certificates and intaglio printed documents.
Fun things i have in the Intaglio studio.
One of the Blythe Intaglios, safely fenced off from solar plant intrusion.
Intaglio is the Italian word meaning "into" and refers to an etching process artists use to produce multiple prints of the same image.
Italian Plaster Intaglios, ca 1835 PBS.
He teaches courses in intaglio, lithography, relief, and mixed methods.
His practiced printmaking techniques include intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, and mixed media.
The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture-in-the-round.
About three years ago, I found my way into art collecting through intaglio, aka printmaking.
The sculptural process is loosely defined as: The art of carving, modeling, or otherwise producing works of art which are three dimensional, such as would be a relief, an intaglio, or a sculpture -in-the-round.
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