Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is metalcut?

What is metalcut?

Metalcut was a technique for relief printing. It existed primarily from about 1450 to 1540 in Europe. The technique used thin metal plates. One method cut or hammered away parts which should not print. A second used engraving to show white lines on black background.

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Cornelia Parker

STOP, 2015

Sculpture / Object

Metalcut

GBP 1,200

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