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Carving, Woodcuts & Woodblock Printing - Chapter Summary
If you need help understanding the basics of carving, woodcuts and woodblock printing, look no further! Our lessons take a close look at relief carving, the history of Chinese woodblock printing, woodcut in art and more. Find out how well you comprehend these art techniques by taking our multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam. Lesson topic questions can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. After completing this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Define and list tools and techniques for relief carving
- Differentiate between low, bas and linenfold relief carving
- Outline Japan's woodblock printing history, artists and techniques
- Describe China's history of woodblock printing
- Discuss woodblock printing in Korea, India and Germany
- Share the definition and history of as well as artists associated with woodcuts in art
- Provide details about medieval, Japanese and German Expressionist woodcuts
1. Relief Carving: Definition, Tools & Techniques
Can you create a sculpture from a solid plank of wood? How would you do it? In this lesson, explore relief carving and learn about some tools and techniques used in the process.
2. Relief Carving: Low, Bas & Linenfold
Reliefs are very important parts of art history in many cultures. In this lesson, we'll check out various forms and styles of relief carvings and see how each has been used across history.
3. History of Woodblock Printing in Japan
Woodblock printing was a very important art form in Japan. In this lesson, we are going to explore the history of woodblock printing and see how it impacted Japanese arts.
4. Japanese Woodblock Printing: Artists & Techniques
Japan is famous for colorful woodblock prints, but how do you create art with a piece of wood? In this lesson, explore Japanese woodblock prints and some of the artists who made them.
5. History of Chinese Woodblock Printing
Chinese woodblock printing is an art form dating back to the 7th century. It was very popular during the Ming Dynasty with a brief resurgence in the 1920s. Learn the history and methods of this precise creative process and discover its value in the art world.
6. Korean, Indian & German Woodblock Printing
Some artists use wood to create images. People in many cultures have developed ways to print words and pictures on different surfaces. In this lesson, explore woodblock printing from Korea, India and Germany
7. Woodcut in Art: Definition, Artists & History
Many materials can be used to make art. Have you ever created an image using wood? In this lesson, explore the history of the woodcut in art and learn about artists who have used this printmaking method.
8. Woodcuts: Medieval, Japanese & German Expressionist
This lesson will focus on the history of woodcuts. We'll explore examples of medieval, Japanese and German Expressionist woodcuts as well as learn about artists who employed this style.
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