Uniting Artists & Travel
I don't know how many people know about this process. It's called "Giclee" - It's a process where an original piece of 2-D art is reproduced digitally, using an ink jet printer on a piece of paper, even canvas. For example you make a painting, lets say its a big one. 20ft. X 30ft. Now, you can take an image of that painting and get it printed on a canvas, 20" x 30", say 30 times. So you have 30 prints of the big one. Some people take each one of these "prints" and hand sign them or even keep working on it. As artists there are many types of mediums and processes. Some artists see this as an opportunity to reach a larger audience and to make more money from there art, because they can sell the prints at a discount and leave the original at a larger price. Some other artist are disgusted at the idea that an original painting would be duplicated on canvas, after all thats what makes a painting a painting? The debate is quantified on both sides. I myself have not gicleed, even when asked by a collector when the original piece had been already sold. So what do you think Giclee or not to Giclee?