Linocut

A linocut is a form of relief print in which the artist cuts lines and shapes from a sheet of linoleum. Ink rolled onto the block adheres only to the surface, skipping over the areas which have been cut away. To print, the artist places paper over the inked surface and applies pressure by hand or with a printing press, thereby transferring the image to the paper.

Linoleum has no grain, so the artist can easily carve a mark which is fluid and supple.

Compare linocuts to woodcuts.

Mimta vuya riniDzunisani Maluleke,
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Mimta vuya rini

Mimta vuya rini

Journey Through LifePhillip Mabote
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Journey Through Life

Journey Through Life

Late Sun GlowCynthia Back
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Late Sun Glow

Late Sun Glow

Red Seaweed TintCynthia Back
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Red Seaweed Tint

Red Seaweed Tint

Hammonasset BeachCynthia Back
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Hammonasset Beach

Watkins FallsCynthia Back
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Watkin's Falls #2

Watkins Falls

Under the UmbrellaLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Under the Umbrella" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Under the Umbrella

Woman and Sleeping ChildLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Woman and Sleeping Child" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Woman and Sleeping Child

Down You GoLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Down You Go" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Down You Go

Little Rascal gets a HugLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Little Rascal Gets a Hug" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Little Rascal gets a Hug

NighttimeLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Nighttime" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Nighttime

Ode to Selma BurkeLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Ode to Selma Burke" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Ode to Selma Burke

Starboy SleepsLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Starboy Sleeps" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Starboy Sleeps

Delhi Chicago Non StopLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Delhi Chico Goes Nonstop" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Delhi Chicago Non Stop

From India with LoveLinda Rose Larochelle
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"From India with Love" by Linda Rose Larochelle

From India with Love

Ode to the InuitLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Ode to the Inuit" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Ode to the Inuit

Portrait in TimeLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Portrait in Time" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Portrait in Time

DadLinda Rose Larochelle
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"Dad" by Linda Rose Larochelle

Dad

A Well-Ordered UniverseLinda Rose Larochelle
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"A Well-Ordered Universe" by Linda Rose Larochelle

A Well-Ordered Universe

The House of TomorrowLinda Rose Larochelle
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"The House of Tomorrow" by Linda Rose Larochelle

The House of Tomorrow