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  • noun uncountable A technique of intaglio printmaking in which an image is incised into a plate by scratching the surface with a hard, sharp metal (or diamond) point.
  • noun countable A print made using this technique.

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Examples

  • Liir could see the artist’s tentative first lines corrected by definitive cross-hatching in a kind of drypoint, with highlights of coffee-colored wash.

    Son of a Witch

  • In contrast to this work's drypoint beauty, Robin Holloway's Fifth Concerto for Orchestra – a BBC commission and world premiere – was lustrous and glitteringly orchestrated, with many surprising and highly original textures.

    Die Walküre; Siegfried; BBC Proms 23, 26 & 27 – review

  • The works included mostly paintings, some etchings, charcoal and brush sketches, drypoint work, watercolors of plants, blown glass goblets and containers, Delft ceramic tiles and vessels and silver items (and a few miniature chairs, 6 inches high).

    Vermeer and Rembrandt at the Vancouver Art Gallery « Colleen Anderson

  • Haydn's 85th Symphony, "La Reine," emerged with the clarity of restraint, like a drypoint etching, the orchestra making entrances together in sharp, precise lines (though clean entrances are not something to take for granted with this particular ensemble).

    NSO and Valcuha come through loud and soft an clear

  • A swimmer swims out through voids of drypoint, inkwash,

    Buoyancy

  • A swimmer swims out through voids of drypoint, inkwash,

    Buoyancy

  • Though I did a drypoint print of buttons last year, and theres nothing like drawing a couple hundred buttons on plastic with a needle to make you a little iffy on them...

    In Praise of Buttons - A Dress A Day

  • Though I did a drypoint print of buttons last year, and theres nothing like drawing a couple hundred buttons on plastic with a needle to make you a little iffy on them...

    In Praise of Buttons - A Dress A Day

  • The eminent historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. has sometimes been labeled a hagiographer for the Camelot chords he struck, but A Thousand Days is an intricate and serious narrative biography with sweeping historical themes and incisive drypoint character sketches.

    American Sketches

  • At his best — as in the small drypoint "Portrait of Ernest Rousseau, State III" (1887), the Turneresque painting "The Domain of Arnheim" (1890), and the tiny, red-and-white oil portrait "Man of Sorrows" (1891), in which Christ's visage looks as if it is bleeding to the surface — Ensor is able to tap into something real and deep, to merge form and feeling until it achieves near-iconic status.

    The Uncommitted Fantasist

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