Sometimes, individuals may think they have an original painting when in fact they are given a print. To avoid this, it is critical that one is able to recognize and distinguish a print from an original painting.
Art prints are reproductions of an original work created using a printmaking strategy. Among the most widely recognized types of prints are those created using a photo mechanical procedure, by which an image is photographically exchanged from a unique source and mass replicated.
Original paintings are works of art from a lattice, which is for the most part a solitary metal plate, a stone square, wood or screen that has been hand-made by a craftsman. Each impression is finished by the craftsman or artist and the grid is later pulverized. Prints are customarily marked and numbered in pencil by the craftsman and for the most part called “Restricted Edition Prints”. Numbering is effected using the following arrangement: 149/300. Original paintings can likewise be considered investments and are imbued with a level of status that mass productions do not have. Before asking an exhibition hall keeper, art authority, appraiser or other art master about a work of art’s validity, using the following tips can offer some assistance to differentiate between a print and an original painting:
• A real painting has textured brush strokes. Unique watercolor or gouache artworks will generally have been completed on paper with an unmistakable grain.
• Real painting has unpredictable and uneven paint on the edges of the extended canvas.
• As a rule, a print has sharp, even and clean edges.
• A real painting, when inspected under a solid light, may show pencil lines from the craftsman’s unique portrayal and the changes effected by the craftsman while completing the painting.
• A print often has ID and copyright information imprinted on the image in small letters.
• An original painting has rich and dynamic hues and generally speaking, looks, feels and possesses an aura of originality.
• Art purchasers and art collectors must be vigilant, as some forged prints may also have textured brush stamps and may in some cases be hand-marked by the artist. However, even the craftsman’s signature, a copyright logo or declaration of genuineness do not as a matter of course indicate an original painting. In the event that you are occupied by a certifiable show-stopper and need more data, you can explore the artist by, for example, consulting Google or Yahoo, go to displays, or ask the opinion of art experts.
• It is essential to comprehend the notion of “Limited Edition Prints”. These can be original paintings or simply photo mechanical multiplications that have been hand-marked and numbered by the artist.