Canvas Artwork DefinitionSource(Google.com.pk)
You may have heard your friends talking about their beautiful new gallery wrapped canvas print they just received from Canvas Press and you may be wondering exactly what they are talking about and asking yourself, “What is a Gallery Wrap?” or “What is this whole canvas art thing all about?” No worries, we are here to answer all your questions and put your fears to rest…not that there is anything to be afraid of. It is just a figure of speech. The best definition I can give you as to what canvas art or a gallery wrap is: A technique wh7re artist canvas is stretched over a frame and is secured to the back of the wooden frame so that no hardware (staples) are visible. This allows for the image to wrap around the edges of the canvas thus giving you a frameless piece of art. The image on the side of the canvas can be a continuation of the image or a reflection of the edges of the image.
Back in the days of Picasso and Van Gogh they painted onto canvas to create amazing works of art. You may not be a Picasso or Van Gogh, but you can now you can have the same feel by putting your artwork and photos on canvas. You can easily create your very own gallery wrapped canvas print with family portraits, travel photos, pet photos, graphic art…the ideas are limitless. The question now is what CAN’T you create as photo canvas art? You are only limited by your creativity.
Gallery wraps were once only seen in art galleries, but now you can have your very own art gallery of canvas photo prints in your home. The key to any great gallery is finding a cohesive subject (easy…that’s your family or those amazing photos from your last vacation), deciding where in the house your gallery will be housed (you can charge an entry fee if you want), then deciding on the size of the canvas photo or photos to put on the wall. No worries on that either. We can help you with suggestions based on our experience.
Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used by artists as a painting surface, typically stretched across a wooden frame. It is also used in such fashion objects as handbags and shoes.
The word canvas is derived from the 13th century Anglo-French canevaz and the Old French canevas. Both may be derivatives of the Vulgar Latin cannapaceus for "made of hemp, originating from the Greek κάνναβις (cannabis).
Modern canvas is usually made of cotton or linen, although historically it was made from hemp. It differs from other heavy cotton fabrics, such as denim, in being plain weave rather than twill weave. Canvas comes in two basic types: plain and duck. The threads in duck canvas are more tightly woven. The term duck comes from the Dutch word for cloth, doek. In the United States, canvas is classified in two ways: by weight (ounces per square yard) and by a graded number system. The numbers run in reverse of the weight so a number 10 canvas is lighter than number 4.
Canvas for painting
Canvas has become the most common support medium for oil painting, replacing wooden panels. One of the earliest surviving oils on canvas is a French Madonna with angels from around 1410 in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. However, panel painting remained more common until the 16th century in Italy and the 17th century in Northern Europe. Mantegna and Venetian artists were among those leading the change; Venetian sail canvas was readily available and regarded as the best quality.