Sunday, May 12, 2013

DIY Printed Masterpiece on Canvas

When we lived in Switzerland we took a trip to Paris to celebrate our anniversary. Looking back through photos from the trip is always a treat because the whole city is just a photo waiting to be taken.
Everywhere you turn there is beauty and quite often, too many other people trying to capture it on film. I always think the following photo is hilarious because the man photographing the ceiling is standing smack in the middle of a crowd viewing the painting behind him.
One of the highlights of any trip to Paris is visiting the museums and being able to see breathtaking works of art up close. I took many photos of the beautiful paintings in the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay.
Here is a photo I took in the Louvre of Monet's oil painting, The Bridge at Argenteuil (1874)
And another photo I snapped of Monet's Regate a Argenteuil, (1872) from the Musee d'Orsay
I love both of these paintings and wanted to frame and hang my photographs of them to curate a little fine art collection of my own at home. Rather than print them on regular photo paper, I used canvas photo paper and created mini Monet paintings from my photographs of the originals. I printed these at home on canvas photo paper sheets. (A printing service may hesitate but there is no copyright issue. Because of the age of the Monet paintings, they are considered public domain and no longer protected by any copyright that may have protected them at one time.)
The photos hang on the wall in our blue powder room and bring a nice warmth to it, reminding me of a wonderful trip.
The texture of the canvas photo paper is perfect for capturing more of the sense of seeing the painting up close and through my camera's lens than a store bought or poster print could.

I'll close with one of my favorite photos of  Le Penseur from the Musee Rodin.




3 comments:

  1. Very nice post!!make me to trip with your fotos...
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  2. How beautiful! What a great idea. BTW I LOVED the Rodin museum so much--I have so many photos from there. I just love his work so much, and your post reminded me of the day I spent there... it was so cool.

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  3. Awesome, these canvases are looking very attractive. i enjoyed this post, keep it up. Watch out for limited edition art on canvas on below blog:

    http://cavansartprint.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/watch-out-for-limited-edition-art-on-canvas

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