Canvas art is also referred to as stretched canvas art. Canvas art would be the outcome of a picture or graphic image either being reproduced one of two ways. One way is to have it reproduced or imprinted onto a cotton or linen canvas which would then be stretched onto wood stretcher bars for framing, or gallery-wrapped on top of a wood frame and then displayed without a decorative art frame. Another way is to reproduce the image by hand-painting the image onto a cotton or linen canvas which would then be stretched onto wood stretcher bars for framing, or gallery-wrapped on top of a wood frame and then displayed without a decorative art frame. Inexpensive canvas prints are often times found in residential or commercial interior design when there are strict budgetary limitations and when attention to detail and clarity are not considered important.
Reproductions of genuine or original works of art have actually been printed on canvas for quite a few decades by means of offset printing. Ever since the end of the twentieth century, canvas printing has become linked to inkjet printing techniques which have often been referred to as Giclees. The product the image is printed on is usually cotton canvas however a less expensive option that has been used is a plastic based Poly Canvas that is typically utilized for the reproduction of photos.
At Art Oyster our goal is to provide the highest quality possible, often referred to as museum quality. All of our oil painting reproductions are hand-painted on high quality artist grade cotton or linen canvas. This ensures that your canvas art will be detailed, color rich and the finest quality available.