monotype

noun (1)
mono·type | \ˈmä-nə-ˌtīp \

Definition of monotype 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an impression on paper of a design painted usually with the finger or a brush on a surface (such as glass)

Monotype

noun (2)

Definition of Monotype (Entry 2 of 2)

: a typesetting apparatus consisting of a keyboard whose operation produces perforations on a roll of paper and a caster which casts and assembles individual pieces of type in justified lines in the order determined by the perforations formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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Water, sand, and rocks are his subjects in these paintings and monotypes. BostonGlobe.com, "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 15 June 2018 As the Ministry of Culture explains, the work itself is a monotype, where the artist makes an image in ink or paint on a metal plate, which is then run through a press, creating a single image. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Stolen Degas Found in Luggage Compartment of French Bus," 26 Feb. 2018 The monotype also will be featured at a Degas exhibit opening next year. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "French customs agents stumbled upon a stolen $1 million painting in an unlikely place," 24 Feb. 2018 The monotype will also be featured at a Degas exhibit opening next year. Alex Horton, Philly.com, "French customs stumbled upon a stolen $1 million painting in an unlikely place," 24 Feb. 2018 Degas's work is known as a monotype, or a cross between a painting and engraving. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "French customs agents stumbled upon a stolen $1 million painting in an unlikely place," 24 Feb. 2018 The exhibit includes more than 100 pieces, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes and sculptures, covering his artistic interests in dancers, nudes and horses. Sarah Maiellano, USA TODAY, "The best museum exhibits in the U.S. this winter," 2 Jan. 2018 This particular monotype was exhibited at the Impressionist Exhibition of 1877 and made a splash with critics, who noticed its realism and bold layout. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Stolen Degas Found in Luggage Compartment of French Bus," 26 Feb. 2018 Degas’ work is known as a monotype, or a cross between a painting and engraving. Alex Horton, Philly.com, "French customs stumbled upon a stolen $1 million painting in an unlikely place," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of monotype

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1882, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1893, in the meaning defined above

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