Coat of Arms IIGiclée on Canvas by Christopher Francis
About this Artwork
Giclée + Other Art Terms
Giclée: From the French verb gicler, meaning, “to spray.” It is pronounced “zhee-clay”. The giclée process uses an incredibly accurate computer-controlled jet to apply ink to watercolor paper, canvas or etching paper. These unique jets are able to vary the width of the ink stream to as small as 1/100th the width of human hair. Giclées have a higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is greater than serigraph. Giclée reproductions are used to produce museum quality, fine art reproductions. In the art world it is generally regarded as the highest quality reproduction available.
Christopher Francis has been a professional photographer for the past 35 years; he originally studied classical photography under Frank Criccio and Don Blair, two of the most recognized, award-winning photographers in North America. For many years Christopher has been heavily involved in the glamour industry and he has a great love of European history. His extensive travels between his homes in the Rocky mountains of Canada and the French Riviera have allowed him to create a vast range of unique imagery featuring some the world’s most beautiful women and historical architecture. His edgy style and classical training has resulted in stunning fine art images, which have been shot in some of the most exotic locations around the globe. These images are then enhanced using many digital painting techniques, which result in beautiful unique artworks that are produced on fine art canvas.