Definition of woodcut
1 : a relief printing surface consisting of a wooden block with a usually pictorial design cut with the grain
2 : a print from a woodcut
Examples of woodcut in a Sentence
a collection of fine woodcuts
Recent Examples of woodcut from the Web
Or a Käthe Kollwitz woodcut of women locked in an embrace — a commentary on the mental toll of bereavement, trauma and war.
Publications from Frank Leslie’s Weekly to Harper’s Weekly made a full-page woodcut of the Brady portrait to illustrate Lincoln’s ascension as his party’s nominee.
To help viewers understand what is going on, the Art Institute includes video demonstrations on the walls amid the artwork, quick how-tos on ceramics, woodcuts and more.
Other works bring a new painterly liberty to her signature realist imagery, commonly done in pencil or woodcut, of choppy seas in which every wavelet can seem to have sat for its portrait.
Though the heart of her work — graphite and charcoal drawings, mezzotint and woodcut prints, paintings — is often described as dark, it has always been backlighted, in a sense, by California sun.
Folger Shakespeare Library The Folger Shakespeare Library has made multiple old woodcuts and illustrations from Shakespeare plays available on its site.
Custom woodcuts or engravings were just too expensive to do on a regular basis.
M’ and was based on a woodcut by Fra Luca Pacioli, who taught mathematics to Leonardo da Vinci — has been in use since 1971.
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Definition of woodcut for English Language Learners
: a picture made from a woodcut
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