Archival art print of original vanitas oil painting. This genre of painting originated in Netherlands in the 17th century. From the Tate Museum's dictionary of art terms, a vanitas is a "still life artwork which includes various symbolic objects designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the worthlessness of worldly goods and pleasures."
Archival Paper: 300g acid-free archival paper
Archival Mounted: Same finish as above but mounted on a firm surface; available only for certain sizes
Archival Brushstroke: A hand-applied finish that mimics oil painting texture; available only for certain prints and sizes; read more here
Listing is for print; frame not included
Image has been digitally remastered to remove (most) imperfections and signs of age; some are purposefully retained for patina
Based on high resolution photos of the original source images for clarity and quality
Printed on archival, acid-free paper
Giclee prints with archival pigmented inks using highest level of color gamut available in printing
Resolution is 300dpi for faithful reproduction of original image
Some graininess or imperfections remain for a vintage, aged look
Why Archival Mounted?
I mostly choose our Archival Mounted printing option for my own use, and here's why.
First, the firm backing means the print can be framed without glass, avoiding bothersome glares! This is especially important for taking photos. Your mounted prints will be ready for Instagram.
Second, mounted prints don't need a frame at all. As long as they have something to lean on—a shelf, a stack of books, a windowsill—they're fine on their own. This lets you move your prints around your house, and easily swap them in and out!