Giclees (Hand Enhanced)

Autumn Splendor
Autumn Splendor
Fine-art giclee on canvas (30x30)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist,
Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Serenity (France)
Serenity (France)
Fine-art giclee on canvas (24x32)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Reminiscing
Reminiscing
Fine-art giclee on canvas (30x40)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 75
Restaurant au Beaujolais
Restaurant au Beaujolais
Fine-art giclee on paper (28x24)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 150
St. Paul de Vence
St. Paul de Vence
Fine-art giclee on canvas (24x20)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist,
Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100
Red Sails (Honfleur, France)
Red Sails (Honfleur, France)
Fine-art giclee on canvas (22x30)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Mykonos Harbor
Mykonos Harbor
Fine-art giclee on canvas (28x32)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre, Italy)
Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre, Italy)
Fine-art giclee on canvas (30x30)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Venice Canal
Venice Canal
Fine-art giclee on canvas (32x40)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Seine Fleurs
Seine Fleurs
Fine-art giclee on canvas (30x20)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100
San Francisco Morning
San Francisco Morning
Fine-art giclee on canvas (26x31)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 50
Provence Marketplace
Provence Marketplace
Fine-art giclee on canvas (31x26)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100
Provence Flowers
Provence Flowers
Fine-art giclee on canvas (26x34)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100
Early Morning Shadows (France)
Early Morning Shadows (France)
Fine-art giclee on canvas (18x26)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100
Callifornia Vineyard
California Vineyard
Fine-art giclee on canvas (26x34)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100
Brugge Reflections II
Brugge Reflections II
Fine-art giclee on canvas (34x26)
Signed and hand enhanced by the artist, Robert Schaar
Limited edition of 100

 

A fine-art giclee (pronounced jee-clay) is a museum-quality fine-art reproduction that has gained wide acceptance by museums, galleries, artists, and publishers. With a very high resolution (up to 1800 dots per inch) and a color range that exceeds serigraphs, a giclee captures every nuance of a painting and is the closest replication to an original.

In the patented printing technology, a micro stream of archival ink (more than 4 million droplets per second) is sprayed onto cotton canvas or archival paper. Each piece of canvas or paper is hand mounted onto a drum that spins at 250 inches per second. Precise computer calculations of hue, value, and density (scanned directly from the artist's original work or a digital image of it) direct the ink producing a near continuous tone image, smoother gradation between tones, and a more finely differentiated color palette.

If a giclee has been hand enhanced (or embellished), some original painting has been done on the reproduction. It is important to note the distinction between hand enhanced and hand enhanced by the artist. Many giclees in the marketplace today are either not enhanced at all or enhanced by someone other than the original artist. Robert Schaar does a considerable amount of hand-enhancing on each of his giclees, highlighting certain aspects of the image to create texture—in effect, creating an original piece of art from each giclee.

 

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