Casa Batlló is a structure built by the famous architect Gaudí in Barcelona. Its interiors were made up of all curves and no straight lines, while its exterior and roof were modelled after the skin and textures of an iguana. It is one of the most well-known cultural sights of Barcelona in Spain, and multitudes of tourists flock to visit this place each year.
I saw the above scene while walking along the street of Barcelona and it's also the reference image I used to make my painting. The evening light made the colors on the walls glowed softly and I felt obligated to make a painting of this iconic landmark in this evening light. It was a unique marvel that the architect could incorporate elements of nature into his architectural creations.
The interiors were made up of staircases, lights, rounded structures and many interesting elements where visitors can roam freely around and admire the architect's ideas in action. There was a rooftop where the tiles and structures resembled that of an iguana's skin and it was a great place to take some photos from. It was a truly remarkable place where the mind of a legendary designer and architect was brought into fruition and non-artistic visitors can also appreciate its grandiose beauty built into a building like no other.
Prints are carefully rolled and shipped in kraft tube boxes.
WHAT IS GICLÉE PRINTING?
Giclée (pronounced as gee-clay) is reproducing fine art on commercial-sized printers, with archival properties.
Currently the best software for making a giclée print is EFI u0026amp; GMG. It is widely recognized that Epson large format printers are best for accurate color reproduction and archival ink.
Some people have the misconception that solvent inkjet printers or regular large format printers are cheaper and can be used to print quality giclée. However, the level of detail is far from that of a specialized aqueous inkjet printer. Regular inkjet printers are not equipped with archival ink, therefore naturally they are not suitable for giclée prints.
How does our Epson printer measure up to competitors?
There are a total of 8000 micro print-heads in this printer, with the smallest possible droplet size being 3.5 pico-litres. It provides accurate color output with a wide output gamut. This is especially obvious in prints with multiple different layers of shades and tones. This results in beautiful prints with ultra-fine detail and vivid, lively colors. We use 100% authentic Epson UltraChrome Pro pigment ink - clinically tested to have print permanence rating (see Wilhelm Research for details) of up to 200 years for colored prints if kept under recommended environmental conditions.
Prints are printed onto 300gsm art paper and carefully rolled up and put in a tube before shipping. Each giclée print is hand-signed by the artist himself to ensure authenticity.
WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Each product is individually printed and assembled when you order it, so please allow 2-5 business days of manufacture time for your prints.
Depending on your location, the shipping times vary from 3 - 20 working days and we offer worldwide shipping. Rates can be found at checkout.
We recommend frames with a white matting surrounding the artwork for framing. Frames can be found at your local frame shop or online. IKEA is one of the places where you can find cheap and good frames, and the example frame shown above is a RIBBA frame. For custom sizes however, we recommend the following websites where you can get your custom-made frames done for your prints based on your preferred color, style and size: