History Of Canvas Prints
Artists have painted masterpieces on canvas supports since the 15th century, making the medium timeless. With the advent of new technologies, canvas printing has become a common and cheaper method to distribute realistic reproductions of two-dimensional artworks, whether it be paintings, photographs, or computer generated pieces. In 1991, printmaker Jack Duganne developed the giclée inkjet digital print method, which is characterized by its ability to produce large format, high resolution prints on canvas material. Today, artists and galleries usually use this method to produce high quality images. These printers are equipped with multiple ink cartridges, each with different variations of normal ink colors, allowing for more exact reproductions and smoother color gradient transitions. Once an image is printed, the canvas can be stretched across a wooden frame as a painting would be displayed. Saatchi Art’s canvas prints are wrapped around stretcher bars in this way and are coated with a special UV protective layer to prevent scratches and damage from sunlight.
Decorating With Canvas Prints
The variety of works printed on canvas is far wider than that for hand-painted canvas works, as prints also encompass drawings and photographs--increasing the number of artworks available to select from. Decorate with canvas prints in the same manner as you would for original paintings or photographs. Also, since prints are available in standardized sizes, you’ll be able to purchase them in the dimensions you desire. This will allow you to create an ordered and perfectly symmetrical grouping of artwork on your wall, which may be especially pleasing in an office or other work environment. They may be hung as is, but framed canvas prints create a more polished look, and a well-chosen frame will help the artwork harmonize with the rest of the decorative elements within the room. For example, if your chosen artwork is modern, yet your furniture is more traditional, you may choose a traditional frame in a similar style to showcase the work. You’ll also be given the opportunity to choose between black or white for the canvas’s wrapped outer edges. For help with your search, view Saatchi Art’s curated collection of works available in canvas prints now.
Gifting With Canvas Prints
Canvas prints make wonderful, high-quality gifts for any art lover, and the wide selection of works available in prints is unparalleled. The weight and texture of wrapped canvas imparts a more sophisticated quality to the print, whether it be of a painting or a photograph, and they can be hung in any home or workspace with pride. If your recipient favors abstract painting, they may enjoy a canvas print of Redscape by Sandy Dooley, Untitled No. 50 by Tim Hallinan, and After the Rain by Anna Schueler. For those who appreciate portraits and other figurative works, consider Talkin’ Bout Cold Bills by Antoine Cordet and Lindsey’s Back No. 6 by Phil Tyler.