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etching

 [ech´ing]
the cutting of a hard surface such as metal or glass by a corrosive chemical, usually an acid, in order to create a design.
acid etching etching of dental enamel with an acid in order to roughen the surface, increase retention of resin sealant, and promote mechanical retention.

etching

[ech′ing]
the cutting of a hard surface, such as metal or glass, by a corrosive chemical, usually an acid, to create a design.

etching,

n a process used to decalcify the superficial layers of enamel as a step in the application of sealants or bonding agents in preventive dentistry and orthodontics. The agent of choice is phosphoric acid in concentrations of 30% to 40%.

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While the original etchings in the Vollard Suite have current replacement values of between $12,000 and $22,000 which parallel the previous appraised value and insured's stated value of $12,000, it is not an accurate market assessment for a reproduction print outside of the original series.
The Sea Folios came about from their collaborative ventures, with poems that respond to etchings and vice versa.
The title of this work, the catalogue of an exhibition held at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art, reveals one of the most interesting and novel aspects of what might have been well-known territory: the etching revival which took place in nineteenth-century France is here extended well into the twentieth century and to British and American artists as well.
Picasso himself described his etchings as a "visual diary" and a way of keeping track of ideas that he was developing.
During his career he produced some of the most technically innovative and beautiful etchings of his day.
More than technical insights into etching processes, the chapters deal with processes, insights and values as an artist uses techniques that have barely changed since Rembrandt used them.
Shades of color seen on some etchings are called aquatints and are made by the action of acid eating around minute acid-resistant particles applied to the plate.
Hurst said that historians are showing particular interest in ``Los Caprichos'' because of their subject matter and the fact that he created the etchings during the Spanish Inquisition.
This revival in interest in the creation of original etchings saw a dramatic increase in the number of prominent painters who practised it.
ACF members only are being offered a 30% discount on a suite of ten beautiful etchings by artist Jeffrey.
THIS OCTOBER, THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, will present an exhibition of some one hundred fifty of the finest examples of Rembrandt's etchings together with about twenty paintings and thirty drawings which are similar to etchings ill craftsmanship and scale.
The Disparates, the last of his series of powerful etchings, went on show today at the gallery in Riversley Park.