In the graphic arts, a method of printing from a prepared flat stone or metal or plastic plate, invented in the late 18th century. A drawing is made on the stone or plate with a greasy crayon or tusche, and then washed with water. When ink is applied it sticks to the greasy drawing but runs off the wet surface allowing a print to be made of the drawing. The artist, or other print maker under the artist's supervision, then covers the plate with a sheet of paper and runs both through a press under light pressure. For color lithography separate drawings are made for each color. (pr. le-thog'ruh-fee)
Japanese narrative paintings from the 10th century, when the Tale of Genji
Example: Marasaki Shikibu (Illustrated Scroll of Lady Marasaki's Diary), 13th century.
A unit of distance measurement equal to three feet, or 36 inches. To convert yards into centimeters, multiply them by 91.44; into meters, x 0.9144. Abbreviated yd.
Abbreviation for yard.
In painting, a tendency on the part of binding media to turn a tint towards yellow. This is most likely to occur when linseed oil is included.