THE COLLECTION BEGINS WITH THE FIRST PAINTING - GICLÉE
The collection begins with the first painting – giclée, thanks to this method you will be able to hang a unique painting in your home. As Kudzia says, women can appreciate art, among other things. because of its sensitivity, a sense of beauty and the feeling that its reception evokes, allowing us to focus on the visual experience. Men seem to think more often about the financial and collecting aspect, or at least they are the ones who talk about it more openly. We always say, however, that art should be bought first and foremost with the heart – and while women, like men, appreciate the investment potential of art, unlike men, they less often put it first, focusing instead on just the feeling of beauty. Men also more often need to be helped to choose a painting that matches the decor in the room, for example. Ladies know what they want; when they visit a gallery and see a painting that grabs them by the heart, they immediately think about buying it because they know that this is the most important aspect that should determine the purchase of a work of art. Sounds great in theory, but what if there are more art connoisseurs wanting to see a particular painting in their living room than there are copies? With help comes a modern, elite and unique method giclée.
NEW DOOR TO ART
Giclée is not a print, nor is it a reproduction. This word is used to describe limited editions of works by the most sought-after artists of recent years. If you don’t want to spend a dozen or tens of thousands of zlotys on a painting, but at the same time don’t settle for a copy, giclée is the perfect option for you.
Art collectors are not the only ones who should keep an eye on this trend: while still niche, it is gaining momentum, and in the future paintings made with this technique are likely to have considerable investment value. The same is true in the West, where giclée is developing much more dynamically, and those interested in art should not be unfamiliar with the word.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
There are several versions of Munch’s “Scream,” and the creation of each must have been labor- and time-consuming for the Norwegian painter. In addition, they may differ in the technique of execution, the type of substrate, in a word: each “Scream”, although from under the brush of the same artist, is more or less different. In the case of Munch, this was due, among other things, to the desire to reproduce as closely as possible the feelings, emotions he wanted to convey – hence the differences in the representation of the scene (technique aside). Of course, except for Munch’s “The Scream,” history knows of instances of the same painting being painted repeatedly also as faithful copies, and likewise in modern times – artists are often approached by others to make copies of a painting. However, such restorative work can be tiring, in which case painters sometimes come to us to do giclée: they trust us and know that a limited edition painting still retains its collector’s character.
WITH THE CONSENT AND WILL OF THE ARTIST
How? The process of making a giclée is quite complicated, which allows to carefully reflect the character of the image. – First, we digitize the object, that is, we take a very high-resolution photograph. It happens that we have to take a lot of pictures to get a satisfactory result, color-wise, consistent with the original. With this process, the creator is present, his contribution is to supervise. Using the highest quality cotton canvases and pigments, the image is applied to the canvas in a dozen or more copies. They are given to the artist and, according to his will, he adds details with paint, makes his own additions, sometimes imperceptible to the untrained observer. The canvas is stretched on the loom, and the final step is the issuance of a certificate confirming that the painting is a faithful reproduction of the limited edition element of the painting. Such, at the creation of which the author was present, who approved it, and then took it to his studio and added something that makes the painting unique.
Giclée is also different from incography – this one is done on paper. The advantage of a giclée – an edition made on canvas – is undoubtedly the ability to reproduce the texture of the original by having the artist apply paint with a brush; brush strokes and other subtle elements are visible. Inkography excludes this possibility, which is why paintings made using the giclée technique on canvas are becoming increasingly popular.
"THE ART MARKET IN POLAND IS YOUNG AND STILL DEVELOPING..."
…can be heard for a good few years. But Art, especially contemporary art, is doing better and better in Poland. At auction houses and art galleries, sales records have been set in recent years, and the number of customers is increasing.
The limited supply, especially of well-known works, does not discourage collectors and people who are interested in art and are looking for a “second Jasinski.” It turns out that this is not as big a fad as it might seem. Dozens of pieces giclée “F1” or “Thinking of Summer” by Dominik Jasinski, one of the busiest painters of the young generation, has already found its owners. Every painting has its price, but a giclée can be up to ten times cheaper than the original. The elitism of art and its accessibility represent the greatest difficulty in collecting works, often greater than the prohibitive prices. The painting “Oh,” created by the charismatic king of color, comes from a private collection and is not available on the market. However, a giclée is available, which can be purchased at DagmaArt. You can expand your art collection with the works of another artist, Joanna Sierko-Filipowska. The originals of her works “Scent of an Evening for Caravaggio” and “Scent of an Evening for You” are worth 55,000 zlotys, but the fairytale world of elves and nymphs can be bought for as little as 2,000.
FROM LIVING ROOM TO LIVING ROOM
Thanks to giclée art displayed in salons can find its way into a private home, and most importantly, the work does not lose its elitism and is marked by the artist’s hand.
Limited editions of giclée are becoming increasingly desirable from the point of view of art collectors and bring you closer to creating your own art collection, for which you don’t have to spend a fortune.