Definition of silverpoint in English:

silverpoint

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlvəpɔɪnt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The art of drawing with a silver-pointed instrument on paper prepared with a coating of powdered bone or zinc white, creating a fine indelible line composed of metal fragments.
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    • I've experimented with a broad range of media, including watercolor, silverpoint, etching, silkscreen and others, but oils have a richness and tactile feel I really love.
    • Until this year the drawings were all in black pencil, varying from soft, deep-black graphite to feathery silverpoint, and sometimes ranging widely in a single image.
    • One of the Ashmolean's pictures, a study in silverpoint for The Golden stairs, is displayed beside a letter revealing that it was drawn not with an elegant little pencil, but with a sixpence the artist cut up for the purpose.

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