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About Fine Art Prints

What is art ?

Quoting Wikipedia,

The most common usage of the word "art," which rose to prominence after 1750, is understood to denote skill used to produce an aesthetic result.[7] Britannica Online defines it as "the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others."

What is an "aesthetic object" then ?

Summary being definition of art is very subjective. What constitutes a fine art print then ? What is the differrence between fine art prints and regular prints ? While art part of this discussion is very subjective science part of it is not.

Let me try to describe prints that I sell here as "fine art prints". They have following characterstics -

1. Images are printed on museum grade archival quality acid free fine art paper or fine art canvas using pigment inks. According to the manufacturers of the papers and the pigment ink I use the print should not fade for 100 years or more. However, I don't gurantee this myself since light fastness depends on how carefully the print gets handled, environement in which it gets displaed (indoor vs outdoor) etc.

2. They are made using extreamly high resolution files using fully calibrated workflow. Images are processed on hardware calibrated professional display device and are printed on a professional large format photo printer using fine highly reputed fine art archival media (Hahnemuhle Photo Rag/Baryta/Daguerre Canvas or Breathing Color's Chromata White canvas).

3. Images have artistic merit in them or portrays an interesting story of the nature. I admit this is very personal however and let you be the judge. Bottom line, personally I am proud to have made them and love hanging them as wall art for interior design or as home decoration at my own home.

About Limited Edition Prints

Every image in the print gallery is tagged as either Open Edition or Limited Edition. If a print is limited edition then only 20 signed prints will be sold.

I tried to answer other questions that you may have here in print FAQs Please get back to me if you have more questions.

Which images are available as fine art prints ?

Fine Art Print Gallery

Currently not all images are listed in the print gallery. As of now I have processed only a few images. I will be adding a lot more images in the near future. If you are looking for a particular image that is not listed here please contact me here or write to me at.

Thanking you !

- Ganesh H. Shankar.

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