Art Terms and Styles

So, you're itching to explore the world of visual art, huh? Well, hold on to your paintbrushes because there's a whole lot of lingo to sift through! In this article, we're gonna dive headfirst into some of the most popular art terms and techniques, ranging from ancient Fresco Art to contemporary Mixed Media.

Fresco Art

Fresco Painting - Michelangelo

Let's start with Fresco Art - a technique that's been around since the glory days of ancient Rome and Greece. It's all about creating a painting by applying water-based pigments to wet plaster. As the plaster dries, it creates a bond with the pigment that makes for a super durable and long-lasting piece of art. Fresco art has been used to create awe-inspiring murals for centuries, and it's still going strong today.



Ocean and Beach Image - Canvas Wrap

Now, if you're all about prints, you might wanna check out Giclée. This is the preferred method of printing for Canvas Art Plus.  It's a fancy-pants printing process that uses specialized inkjet printers to create high-quality fine art prints. The ink is sprayed onto the paper in a way that creates super vibrant colors and sharp details. But don't let the French word "spray" fool ya - this process is anything but haphazard. Giclée prints are known for their archival quality, making them a great investment for any art lover. Our Giclée prints utilize UV water-resistant inks that are rated over 200 years for indoor use.


Oil Painting

Van Gog Oil Painting - Irises

But what about those of us who crave the texture and depth of a traditional painting? Fear not, my friends, because Oil Paintings are where it's at. This classic form of art involves mixing pigments with oil to create a work that practically jumps off the canvas. It's been around for centuries, but it never gets old. Many of our prints are fine art oil painting reproductions using the Giclée method of printing.



Watercolor of a Barn

If you're looking for something a little lighter and more delicate, you might wanna give Watercolors a try. These paintings are created using water-soluble pigments that produce a translucent and luminous effect. It's like painting with a rainbow of colors that leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. As with all of our prints our watercolor prints are created using our Giclée method of printing.


Pencil Sketches

Pencil Sketch
And what about Pencil Sketches? This art form has been around for ages and involves using different grades of pencils to create shading and texture. It's perfect for everything from realistic portraits to whimsical doodles. Now, if you're feeling adventurous, there are a few other art terms worth checking out. Acrylics are a bit like oil paints, but they dry more quickly and are water-soluble. Charcoal is a medium made from burnt wood that produces a smoky, sultry effect. Pastels are like crayons for grown-ups - they're great for creating soft and dreamy images. And Mixed Media is all about mixing different art forms together to create a unique masterpiece.


So, there you have it, folks! A little tour through the wild and wonderful world of visual art. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's a medium out there that's perfect for you. So, grab your paintbrush or pencil and get creating or just buy one of the many selections of these reproductions from Canvas Art Plus







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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a canvas print?

A canvas print is a reproduction of an image or artwork printed on a high-quality canvas fabric. Canvas prints are popular because they have a textured and artistic look that resembles a painting. Canvas prints are also durable and easy to maintain.

What is a stretcher bar frame?

A stretcher bar frame is a wooden frame that is used to mount a canvas print and give it a gallery-like appearance. A stretcher bar frame consists of four pieces of wood that are joined together at the corners. The canvas print is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back.

What is the difference between gallery wrap and museum wrap?

Gallery wrap and museum wrap are two types of ways to wrap a canvas print on a stretcher bar frame. Gallery wrap means that the image is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back. Museum wrap means that a solid color (usually white or black) is used on the edges instead of the image.

How do I choose the right size of stretcher bar frame for my canvas print?

The size of the stretcher bar frame depends on the size of your canvas print and how much of the image you want to wrap around the edges. You can use our online calculator to find the best size for your canvas print. You can also customize your own size if you have specific requirements.

How do I order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus?

You can order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus in a few simple steps. First, upload your photo or choose from our gallery of images. Second, choose the size and shape of your canvas print and select the type of wrap you want. Third, choose the style and size of your stretcher bar frame and add any accessories you need. Fourth, review your order and proceed to checkout. We will print your canvas, assemble your frame, and ship it to you in no time.

How do I hang my framed canvas print on the wall?

You can hang your framed canvas print on the wall using different methods depending on the size and weight of your artwork. You can use nails, screws, hooks, wires, brackets, or adhesive strips. You can also use our hanging kit that comes with everything you need to hang your artwork securely and safely.

How do I care for my framed canvas print?

You can care for your framed canvas print by following some simple tips. You should avoid direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and humidity. You should dust your artwork regularly with a soft cloth or a feather duster. You should not use any chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your artwork.

What are some of the best museums and galleries to visit for art lovers?

There are many museums and galleries around the world that showcase amazing artworks from different genres and periods. Some of the most famous ones are: The Louvre in Paris,France: The largest and most visited art museum in the world, home to iconic artworks such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. he Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA: The largest art museum in North America, featuring over two million artworks from various cultures and eras, such as ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, Europe, America, Africa, and more.
- The Vatican Museums in Vatican City: A complex of museums and galleries that display the vast collection of art and artifacts owned by the Pope and the Catholic Church, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and the Pinacoteca.
- The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy: One of the oldest and most renowned art museums in Europe, housing some of the finest masterpieces of Renaissance art, such as Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation, Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, and more.
- The National Gallery in London, UK: One of the most visited art museums in the world, containing over 2,300 paintings from various schools and periods, such as Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Monet's Water Lilies, Turner's The Fighting Temeraire, and more.