Materials & Techniques
Engravings are produced by carving a plate with a burin, a metal tool with a sharp point.
Emily Schiller, Visions of America exhibition gallery text, 2016.
The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650
This exhibition website offers close-up views of several works and allows visitors to analyze each artist's technique. In addition, there is a video demonstration of the engraving process by Andrew Rafferty, Associate Professor of Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Inside Albrecht Dürer's Studio- Engraving
Watch this demonstration and explanation of the engraving process created by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute for the exhibition, The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer (November 14, 2010- March 13, 2011).