With its deep colors and brush strokes reminiscent of agate, this artwork is sure to lend opulence to the space in which it would be hung.
What is Abstract Art and what does it mean?
Modern abstract art is fascinating because people seem to have extremely different views on it. Some believe it to be random, confusing, and devoid of meaning. While others proclaim it is the only art that speaks to the soul.
Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it is undeniable that Abstract Art has been a long lasting trend in Modern Interior Design. There is an appeal and decorative value of abstracted paintings that have adorned many walls in homes, offices, hospitals, banks, etc. Despite its ubiquity in many spaces, perhaps many are not familiar with the rich history behind Abstract Art.
Abstract art uses pure visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which departs to a certain degree from any visual references in the world. It is an art movement of the modern age, a response to all the art movements of the past, which in themselve are a response to social issues and technological advancements during the corresponding time period. Abstract art, at its core, asks the central question: What is art?
About Giclee Prints
Pronounced 'Zhee-Clay', the word comes from 'gicleur' which is the French technical term for an inkjet nozzle.
Giclee printing is a type of inkjet printing - but not all inkjet prints can be considered a giclee. In order for a print to be considered a true giclee, it must meet at least two basic criteria:
1. The paper or substrate used to actually print the final piece must be of archival quality. Typically it will say it is acid free and consists of a 100% cotton base.
2.True giclees must be printed using pigment-based inks rather than the dye-based inks found in lower cost inkjets. Pigment-based inks have a longer life span that can last anywhere from 100 to 200 years without significant fading.
The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.