These tools can be made on spans derived from burin blows or may occur on the ends of complete blades or blade segments.
Reproductive photography of this sort remains bound to its function as the artist's record, as the engraver's aide-memoire, and as the low-quality alternative to the burin .
The knife or burin tells it where to go, and the same artist's drawings and prints can look quite different - the drawings freer, more timid, more shaky.
He wields the knife much as the engraver guides his burin over the plate… Marsyas is… a martyr for art.
An engraving is made by cutting lines in a metal plate with a sharp tool called a burin .
When Bellori chose portraits for his Lives, by a still unidentified artist, he or his amanuensis decided to include such props as a book for Nicolas Poussin and a burin for Agostino Carracci.
This is clear as soon as we reach the second chapter, in which the contrast drawn between lithography and fine burin engraving exposes aesthetic mythologies specific to each.
The beryl crystals were presumably cut out of this rock with a sharp-pointed metal tool, perhaps an iron blade or burin .
In the first section of this two-part exhibition, Brown's blunt strokes of dark pastel bristle at the edges of latent, embryonic forms and sweep across fields of grid-marked linen with the repetitive insistence of a burin cutting metal.
A fine burin was used to engrave the music on a copper plate, which was then etched with acid.