Home » Home and Family » Arts and Crafts

Photography on Canvas: Addressing Concerns

Sep 4, 2008
For those of you who are new to the concept of photography on canvas, it is a contemporary art form that will likely be seen more and more in modern art galleries and perhaps even in museums. The media is very avant garde and stunning. It is the result of an impressive combination of digital photography and traditional, artistic canvas. However, the procedure is very simple. A professional, digital photograph is taken of a landscape, person or other object and through the use of computer technology it is transferred onto a professional artists' canvas. The result is a stunning piece of artwork with definition and detailing as precise as if done solely by hand. Photography on canvas is available in both full, vibrant color or in classic black and white.

Perhaps because of the newness of this artistic work, concerns are frequently expressed as to the durability, validity and longevity of photography on canvas. It comes as no surprise that this is the case since the introduction of innovative art has almost always been met with criticism. Consider some of the pieces that have caused quite a stir in modern times. Victor-Hugo Vaca II continues to cause much controversy in the art world with the bizarre and sexual nature of many of his paintings.

So far as durability goes with photography on canvas, a printed canvas is as sturdy and strong as any
artwork on canvas and perhaps more so. The work is nowhere near as vulnerable to handling as oil or acrylic paintings. It is impossible to accidentally smudge a downloaded picture on canvas. Unlike sculpture it cannot break. Since the subject matter belongs entirely to the purchaser it does not have to be controversial.

Longevity, along with durability is another issue regarding photography on canvas, yet needlessly so. This type of media doesn't fade easily. It is even possible to place the artwork outside of one's home and assuming the owner of the canvas doesn't live in extreme climates, it will not become damaged for a number of years as long as it is kept out of the direct sunlight this being said photos printed on canvas and sealed with water resistant sealers can last several years out side. With the exception of stone carvings and architecture, this is definitely a first in art history!

People may wonder "but is it art?" Just as the critics were divided in their opinions about the works of such masters as Nadir Afonso, Edward Allington and Oscar Araripe, beauty and credibility is in the eye of the beholder. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (AGO) actually has a piece of work on display that features a bathroom sink and a plank of wood. By someone's estimation this cryptic piece belongs in the famous gallery, although public reception to it quite understandably is highly skeptical. And that perfectly demonstrates the conflict as to what defines art and what does not. Perhaps it would be wise to see photography on canvas before forming an opinion about the validity of this unique art form. It is well worth the assessment.
About the Author
Author Hugh Parker Picture Photos on Canvas is a blog about photos printed on canvas and everything that relates including general photography and photo shop tips so if you want the scoop on the buzz visit us by clicking photos on canvas Thank you, Hugh Parker
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 175
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources