The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal
Flanking the Grand Canal are more than 170 buildings, most dating from the 13th to 18th centuries. Here we see a relatively slow day on this bustling waterway, where you will commonly see tourists and lovebirds enjoying a serenade from a gondolier. A striking example of Phil's expertise in painting architecture and fastidious attention to detail. A lovely piece for anyone who has been to Italy, or has dreamed of visiting this beautiful city.
All of our prints are made using a high-quality Giclee printer. We do a limited run on each painting, and each piece is numbered and signed.
What is Giclee? The term"giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans.