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[[File:Susan Schwalb 2003 627.jpg|thumb|Metal point drawing using a variety of metals. Susan Schwalb, MFA acc# 2003.627]]
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
 
A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on a [[paper]] or [[parchment]] support which had been covered by a [[ground]]. Metal points are often prepared from [[silver]] but may also be made from [[lead]], [[copper]], or [[gold]]. They were most commonly used in the 15th century but some contemporary artists use metal point.   
 
A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on a [[paper]] or [[parchment]] support which had been covered by a [[ground]]. Metal points are often prepared from [[silver]] but may also be made from [[lead]], [[copper]], or [[gold]]. They were most commonly used in the 15th century but some contemporary artists use metal point.   
  
[[File:Hawk_metalpt_ochrpapr.jpg|thumb|Metal point drawing]]
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[[File:Susan Schwalb 2003 627.jpg|thumb|Metal point drawing using a variety of metals. Susan Schwalb, MFA acc# 2003.627]]
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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File:Hawk_metalpt_ochrpapr.jpg|Metal point drawing
 
File:Navajo girl.jpg|Bronze point drawing
 
File:Navajo girl.jpg|Bronze point drawing
 
File:metalpoint.jpg|Metalpoint
 
File:metalpoint.jpg|Metalpoint

Revision as of 09:12, 29 July 2014

School of Filippino Lippi, about 1457–1504. MFA acc# 36.417


Description

A sharpened metal rod used for drawing on a paper or parchment support which had been covered by a ground. Metal points are often prepared from silver but may also be made from lead, copper, or gold. They were most commonly used in the 15th century but some contemporary artists use metal point.


Metal point drawing using a variety of metals. Susan Schwalb, MFA acc# 2003.627


Synonyms and Related Terms

metalpoint

Additional Information

Thea Burns. The Luminous Trace: Drawing and Writing in Metalpoint. London: Archetype Publications, 2012.

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Authority

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Media & Techniques of Works of Art on Paper, New York University, New York, 1999
  • The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, Shearer West (ed.), Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1996

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