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Fine Art Reproduction

Fine Art, by definition, is a form of visual art such as dance, painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, music, and poetry. With the meaning, “concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste,” the term “fine art” comes from the French translation beaux arts, which first came to light in 1767. In other words, works of fine art are developed primarily for intellectual stimulation and aesthetic purposes, meaning that people primarily analyze the beauty and style of the artwork, rather than its value.

During the mid-twentieth century there were important changes and advancements in art history, due to The Arts and Crafts Movement, which shaped the art world and influenced other movements. Between 1880 and 1910, this movement began in Britain and carried into Europe, North America, and Japan. Important figures of the time, such as William Morris and Virginia Woolf, held crucial philosophies focused on the value of art and the craftsmanship itself, as well as the natural beauty and quality of materials and design. The purpose of The Arts and Crafts Movement was to prove that simple functional designs should look good and be aesthetically pleasing, which essentially is fine art.

It is important to note that there are conceptual differences between fine art and applied art. Fine arts are able to be seen and are produced for the sole purpose of pleasing the senses. Applied arts are the act of adding design and decoration to objects, in order to make the art piece pleasing to the eye. Those who create fine art have the sole purpose of pleasing whoever buys it. Most art collectors are not amused when it comes to purchasing unoriginal artwork, however, fine art reproductions and prints can be high in value, and not just inexpensive décor.

Fine art enhances perceptual and cognitive skills, allowing us to think critically, problem solve, and express ourselves. Art expresses our imagination, helping develop our kinesthetic, musical, spatial, and visual intelligence skills. One artist can please thousands of people, but can they be expected to create thousands of pieces? If people could not afford to own an original piece of artwork by Picasso or Van Gogh, obtaining a copy of their artwork was the only choice. When choosing fine art, it is important to note the difference between a reproduction and an original. Ensuring the quality of fine art is very difficult, as advances in technology will now allow anyone to reproduce original works of art. There are a variety of methods that artists use for reproducing artwork.

  • Lithography: A lithograph is an original work of art by an artist that can be reproduced by making prints, from drawing on a stone or metal plate. 
  • Engravings: An engraving is a reproduction made by cutting an image into a plate or block of metal or wood by using a graver.
  • Giclée: These fine art reproductions are created on a variety of materials, such as photographic paper and canvas, using a specialized inkjet printer, which is higher quality than a lithograph. 
  • Paintings: Producing an original painting or drawing by looking at a photograph, by imitating the exact color, and style.
  • Prints: Prints are a set number of reproductions, sequentially numbered and signed by the artist.
  • Serigraphy: This is a silk-screened image of an original piece of artwork, where each silk screen is placed over serigraph paper, and then a tool is used to flatten the paint, producing the image.

Artist Bernie Pincus brings to life some of the world’s most celebrated artwork, producing museum quality oil paintings and reproductions to create you your vision. Call (561) 988-8005 today for more information.

If I can create your dream painting, call me direct at (561) 988-8005 or complete the contact form below.

If I can create your dream painting, call me direct at (561) 988-8005 or complete the contact form below.