From Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' to Hokusai's 'Great Wave off Kanagawa,' Overstock.com boasts a cornucopia of some of the world's best-loved prints, as well as the bold works of artists just coming on the scene. Give your home the gift of arresting canvas art and gallery wrapped work that draws the eye and ignites the senses. Imaginative oil paintings in vibrant colors bring depth and dynamism to a space, enlivening a dreary corner and expressing personal tastes and passions. Find an abstract modern triptych that emboldens your space or a classic piece of impressionism by great masters such as Monet, Degas, or Renoir.
Canvas Art 101
What Is Canvas Art?
Canvas art is a form of wall art that is crafted of canvas and can feature a variety of art mediums from oil paints and calligraphy to printed photos and graphics. Canvas art is one of the easiest and most effective ways to update your home decor, and pieces are available in every color and style imaginable from cultured and refined to light-hearted and playful.
Most canvas art is either gallery-wrapped or framed. A framed piece of canvas art features an external frame of wood, metal, plastic, or glass. A gallery-wrapped piece is printed on canvas that is tightly stretched over a wooden frame. Gallery-wrapped art requires no additional framing and often arrives ready to hang.
Most high-quality canvas art is printed using a fine art giclee method. This method replicates the colors and qualities of the original work as accurately as possible. The process begins with a high-resolution digital file of the original photograph or painting that is inspected by an expert to ensure accuracy. The file is then printed with a sophisticated inkjet printer to create a faithful reproduction.
Some canvas art is sold in sets that either break up the same image across multiple canvases or display several different but related images that contrast or inform each other. Using sets like this in your home adds another element of depth and style to your walls.
How to Decorate with Canvas Art
Wall art is often the focal point of whatever room it is in. The shapes, colors, and subjects of canvas art will have a huge impact on your decor, so pick art that complements the mood and color scheme of your home. Canvas prints of classic paintings or famous photographs bring sophistication and worldliness, while abstract contemporary pieces are better for lively modern motifs. For inspiration or humor, hang canvas printed with a quote or a joke.