Linocut is a printmaking technique, in which the surface of a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is cut into using a with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge to produce a design. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The raised (uncarved) areas taking the most ink with the deeper carved lines taking less give the linoprint, like a woodprint, depth and intensity where needed.
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Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.