aqua·​tint | \ ˈa-kwə-ˌtint How to pronounce aquatint (audio) , ˈä- \

Definition of aquatint

: a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced also : a print made from a plate so etched

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Other Words from aquatint

aquatint transitive verb
aquatinter noun
aquatintist \ ˈa-​kwə-​ˌtin-​tist How to pronounce aquatintist (audio) , ˈä-​ \ noun

Examples of aquatint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 40 artworks in the show are lithographs, etchings, drypoints, aquatints and woodcuts. Susan Dunne,, "A rare chance to see the world and work of Rodin at Fairfield University," 29 Oct. 2019 An 1879 etching-aquatint-drypoint by Felix Hilaire Buhot tells the story of a deadly two-week cold snap in Paris. Susan Dunne,, "A rare chance to see the world and work of Rodin at Fairfield University," 29 Oct. 2019 Jenny Freestone and Jake Muirhead, both Marylanders, uses such venerable techniques as etching, drypoint and aquatint. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Matt Wilt wields a deft hand for his ceramic creations," 3 Aug. 2019 That sparked his obsession with prints, of which there are several types, including lithographs, woodcuts and aquatints. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "An Art Collector On a Mission to Share His Passion," 25 Jan. 2019 Michael Arike’s etching-aquatint shows three pears sitting on a windowsill, resembling fat pigeons side-by-side, looking out on the cityscape outside. Susan Dunne,, "Contemporary still lifes juxtaposed with classic counterparts at University of Saint Joseph," 29 July 2019 For decades, The Times’ New York bureau was filled with lithographs, aquatints and collages by the likes of Elaine de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. Daniel Miller,, "Five Picassos went missing from the L.A. Times. What happened to them?," 12 July 2018 Offered are a Carmel seascape by Paul Dougherty, a landscape by Johannes Janson, a Sol Le Witt aquatint and a charcoal drawing by David Nash. Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Mercury News, "Stanford’s final Treasure Market benefits Cantor Arts Center," 1 Mar. 2017 Phillips holds a sale of prints and editions (April 18), the most interesting of which is a group of a hundred etchings and aquatints from the collection of the printer and engraver Piero Crommelynck. The New Yorker, "Phillips: Prints and Editions," 8 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of aquatint

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aquatint

Italian acqua tinta dyed water

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The first known use of aquatint was in 1782

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“Aquatint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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