li·​no·​cut ˈlī-nō-ˌkət How to pronounce linocut (audio)
: a print made from a design cut into a mounted piece of linoleum

Examples of linocut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Art Art Source Gallery: ▪ Works by linocut artist Laurel Macdonald. Michelle Jenkins, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 There are simple linocuts, as well as lithographs created in collaboration with a master printer. Barbara Schreiber, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The Getty hosts its second annual event with Mesoamerican food, Mexica linocut stamping and sage workshops. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2023 Arnera had been using the linocut process to produce posters. Graydon Megan, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2023 Picasso really reinvented artistic language and synthesized Modernism, an inventiveness the artist carried into making linocut prints. Graydon Megan, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2023 In the small linocut, three fishermen are poised before a rushing stream, set against a deep yellow ground giving way to creamy whites. Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 The muscular charcoal drawings and darkly inked linocuts by Domingo Ulloa (1919-1997), who is sometimes called the father of Chicano art, record genre scenes of post-World War II braceros, Mexican guest workers toiling on West Coast farms. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 The subjects tend to be simpler than the techniques: Rosemary Cooley and Nina Muys offer floral still-life monoprints that began as, respectively, a charcoal drawing and a watercolor, while Keith Palmer exhibits a dog portrait as both original photo and subsequent linocut. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linocut was in 1907

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“Linocut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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