Thursday, August 09, 2007

Encyclopedia: G

G is for Giclee

What is a giclee, you ask? A giclee is a reproduction of a painting (or other artwork) that is done on artists canvas, so that it looks similar to the original. Often times companies will add a brushstroke glaze over the top that is supposed to coincide with the original artwork's brush strokes. I like the way the painting ends up looking, much nicer than a regular poster.

Elliott and I have this one hanging in our music room, Hofmann's "Rich Young Ruler"

I really love American Impressionism... this one, by Mary Cassatt, is familiar to me from my childhood, although I can't remember why. I think it may have been on a trinket box my mother kept on her dresser. Mary Cassatt is a very talented artist. You can see more of her artwork here.

Some other G's in my encyclopedia: Ginger (well, I had to use that one!), gratitude (Elliott is home safely), and giggling (especially when it is my sweet baby doing the giggling!)


Leslie said...

loving these entries, ginger. i think i'll start my own soon. do you mind? :)

Barbara said...

Mary Cassatt is one of my favorite artists as I love her mother and child paintings.

The Queen said...

That is one of my favorite paintings of Christ.

Jenny said...

like leslie, i'd love to do my own one of these months. :) ok?

Ginger said...

Seeing as I stole the idea myself, I would love to see everone else's meme!

Shaka said...

i love the picture with the little girl sitting on the bed. she looks like my daughter!