Print

woodcut

[wood-kuht]

Design printed from a plank of wood incised parallel to the vertical axis of the wood's grain. One of the oldest methods of making prints, it was used in China to decorate textiles from the 5th century. Printing from wood blocks on textiles was known in Europe from the early 14th century but developed little until paper began to be manufactured in France and Germany at the end of the 14th century. In the early 15th century, religious images and playing cards were first made from wood blocks. Black-line woodcut reached its greatest perfection in the 16th century with Albrecht Dürer and his followers. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, artists such as Edvard Munch, Paul Gauguin, and the German Expressionists rediscovered the expressive potential of woodcuts. Woodcuts have played an important role in the history of Japanese art (see ukiyo-e).

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Print may refer to:

  • Printing, mostly using a printing press
  • Printmaking, various processes for producing multiple copies of works of art by printing
  • Old master print, a product of printmaking, such as an engraving, etching or woodcut, in the European (as opposed to eg Asian) tradition, especially those made before 1830
  • Textile printing
  • Input/output, computer output on a screen or on paper
  • Photographic print, i.e. photograph or photo
  • Print (filmmaking), e.g. distribution print
  • A BASIC programming language command that generates text in text modes. Derived from the text printing process on teletype terminals prior to refreshing displays
  • Print (magazine), a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design

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