Understanding the rationale behind buying Original Paintings vs. Art Prints

Art is most of the times ambiguous, but deep understanding as to what you are buying should be vivid.  For any original piece of ART, there is always a counterfeit been produced.  Many a times people think they are getting an original painting, but they end up getting a print, which is Art forgery, a counterfeit.  According to Wikipedia, Art forgery is creating and selling of works of art which are falsely credited to other, usually more famous artists. Art forgery can be extremely lucrative, but modern dating and analysis techniques have made the identification of forged artwork much simpler.  Original is always the charm that gives a sense of proud feeling than a meek counterfeit.  Original piece of Art is created to lift our souls and enrich our lives.

It is becoming pivotal to know how to distinguish a canvas print from a 100% original hand-made canvas painting.  As well, knowing the difference between limited edition prints, open edition prints, or artist prints will help one understand as to what they are buying.  This article will divulge the core differences between Canvas Art Prints and Original Artworks through which an Art Lover can take an informed decision to buy the same.

Canvas Art Prints are multiples of the same piece of Art, created through a standard printmaking technique. A photomechanical process produces one of the most common types of prints. The picture is photographically transferred from an original source canvas and will be mass re-produced. Any number of copies are printed using this technique and is limitless.  A Print is usually flat and has a dot matrix pattern, the same pattern you find in magazines or book images.  A Print usually has sharp, even and clean edges; where the buyer typically does not look.  A Print frequently has an identification number and a copyright logo printed in small letters.  It is purely imitation and is considered counterfeit which is soulless.  There is no ownership of the Art per se.

Original Prints are artworks from a matrix, which is generally a single metal plate block that is hand-made by the actual artist himself.  Each print impression is done by the artist himself and the matrix is later destroyed. The prints are traditionally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist and generally called "Limited Edition Prints". The numbering is done in this format: 001/100. Original prints can also be considered investments and bring with them the level of status that mass reproductions do not.  There is a limited ownership when compared to the Art prints, but still lacks the soul of the picture being painted.  Normally Art prints are done by Giclee printing.   Giclee printing is a “process” used to re-create an original piece of art into a fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers.

Nothing beats the Original 100% hand-made Artwork / Original Paintings.  It has life, Soul, Vibes, hard work, creativity of the Artist.  Even though art has no guarantee of becoming a jackpot, original artwork purchased from great artists will hold a certain amount of value by and large.  It is always best to buy original art whenever possible. It is almost like buying antiques which holds greater value.  Old is always Gold.  So, what is an original? An original is any one of kind or series of images the artist has approved as original artwork or copies of original artwork that the artist has approved, signed, and numbered to be reproduced a certain amount of times.  An Original Painting has textured brush strokes.  The strokes nicely blend with the natural texture of the quality canvas and gives a real feel.  An Original Painting examined under a strong light might show pencil lines from the artist's original sketch and changes made by the artist while painting.  An Original Painting has rich and vibrant colours, and overall, looks great on the wall and has a long-standing life.  Original Hand-made painting transmits great feelings to you and bring beauty and harmony to your room.  A simple test to check and ascertain whether the painting is an original painting, is done through a magnifying glass, by seeing if there are little dots of colour or if the colour is continuous.

We, here at IndianArtZone, make sure every painting is a masterpiece of its own and is hand-made, quality checked for its authenticity and been delivered to the customers with utmost care.  Prices are competitive and the online shopping transaction is easy and safe. Shipping is fast and the customer service is outstanding.  We believe in Originals and don’t sell or curate Counterfeits and a premier source for Original Art.