Art Terms

Landscape: A painting or drawing of the land or natural environment.

Printmaking: A process in which a surface prepared to transfer ink is pressed against another surface, usually paper, which receives the ink, thereby indirectly creating an image.

Intaglio Printing: The process of taking an inked impression from a design or image that is engraved, etched, or scratched in the surface of a hard material, usually a metal plate.

Etching: An intaglio printing process in which a design or image is made on a metal plate, usually copper or zinc, by corroding parts of the surface with acid.

Negative Space:  An area in a composition that surrounds or penetrates the main forms and thus contributes to the overall image without itself having a positive form.