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HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: Inlay Inlay
Making an image by setting thin pieces of a material precisely into a depressed ground. Examples of materials typically inlaid are wood, metal, stone, shell, glass, ivory and tile.

Inlays and shrine elements, Dynasty 30-Ptolemaic Period, ca. 380-30 b.c.
H. (each drum) 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.2.2) ...

Inlay- To set pieces of a material or materials into a surface to form a design. Also material used in decoration formed by this technique.

In woodworking, a technique in which small pieces of wood, often with varying grains and colours, are glued together to make a pattern.

Inlay: Inlay refers to the process of setting materials into the surface of an object composed of a different material.

inlay - Making an image by setting thin pieces of a material precisely into a depressed ground. Examples of materials typically inlaid are wood, metal, stone, shell, glass, ivory and tile. Also, a piece of work made this way.

To cover, inlay or decorate with an opaque glass-like composite that is fused to an object.
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Cloisonné Inlay
A type of decoration made, in the manner of cloisonné enamelware, ...

marquetry - Inlay or veneers of wood form a pictorial image; as related to parquetry which forms geometric designs.

impasto In painting, the thick application of paint; in ceramics, the application of enamel or slip to a ceramic object to form a decoration in low relief. inlaying The decoration of an object with fine materials set into its surface.

The technique of inlaying gold and silver, as distinct from that of gold-leaf application, was developed in the Warring States period (475-221BC).

A type of coloured decorative inlay work of stone and glass that flourished mainly in Rome between c. 1100 and 1300.

Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor (1956)
A Death in the Family by James Agee (1958)
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor (1959)
Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (1960)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1961) ...

Note: Mosaic differs from inlay in that its component tesserae are applied to a recess just below the surface to be decorated.

Inlaid work. Technique of inlaying pieces of stone or wood (marquetry) of different colours to create a design or picture.
Intrados. The inner curve or underside of an arch. Also known as a soffit.

damascening The intricate technique of inlaying gold and silver into an iron or darkly oxidized steel background, most notably in Spanish-made weapons. Known as "shippou-zogan" in Japan, a similar process to champlevé.

The term Cloisonnism was coined by the critic Edouard Dujardin and refers to the jewellery technique of inlaying metal surfaces with 'cloisonné' enamel colors (the word 'cloison' in French means a 'border').

Marquetry is a method of cutting thin sheets of different colored woods (veneers) and cutting shapes from them to inlay a design on a wooden surface, such as a table, cabinet, or box.

Rendered in nearly every media known to Muslim artisans, Arabesque ornamentation has been created with ceramic tiles, mirrors, brickwork, metalwork, stucco, stonework, mosaic and marble inlays.

Type of dentin present in the tusks of elephants, and the teeth of hippos and walruses. It can be carved into a vast variety of shapes and objects such as jewelry, sculpture and furniture inlay. Ivory trade is banned in much of the world.
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They are clasped together by their nature, holding each other to every other in its natural embrace. We see a surface which has the absolute embedded flatness of inlay, of tarsia.

The stained glass window and niello pavement inlays in the Washington Annunciation exactly preserve what must have struck him as their primitive crudeness. It is typical of Van Eyck that this should have been so.

Slurry faience paste that is thinned with water and used to join separately made faience components prior to firing or to create inlays or surface decoration.

See also: See also: Painting, Renaissance, Sculpture, Movement, Bronze

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