By Aldo Cervato
Fine art photography prints make ideal Christmas gift idea for someone special. Black and white photography will complement any home interior and it is a popular choice to choose giclee prints on canvas, or as an alternative, a black and white framed poster.
A perfect original Christmas gift for a special lady or a lover of flowers, is a stunning photography print of perhaps a Calla Lily which stands out magnificently against a black background, and which shows the intricate details of this beautiful flower. Or perhaps a matching pair of canvas giclee prints, one showing the beauty of a single iris, and the other showing a trio of irises in all their elegance, the highlights in the long, graceful leaves being shown to their best advantage against a black background.
This is the beauty of black and white photography. It gives so much atmosphere and emotion to an image. It brings mystery and intrigue to artwork which is portrayed differently to that of color. Shadows and tones give a whole new dimension to a subject, whether it is a floral composition, an arranged group of objects or just a single stem highlighted against a dark background. A series of black and white still life fine art prints will create a timeless elegance Christmas gift in any home interior, whether you are aiming for a classic or contemporary style.
When planning the decor of a room and considering the desired effect, imagine how fine art will look when included, and how it will complement and bring together the total theme of the interior. Framed art prints of plants or individual flowers would look interesting when on a wall in a conservatory in amongst indoor plants, or hung above a piece of furniture on which a vase of flowers is placed.
For any art lover, a set of signed posters from a favorite artist is a cherished gift, as well as being highly collectible. Black and white photography prints make a valuable personal gift for birthdays or Christmas gift basket and are especially suitable for house-warming presents. What better way to celebrate a new home than with a giclee print or framed fine art photography print which you know will complement their surroundings and will be much appreciated. Photography prints also make interesting greetings cards for any occasion.
Giclee prints are available in various sizes and finishes on canvas, and because of the high quality of the inks used in the process, the prints will last for generations. As the canvases are deep-edged, they can be hung unframed with either blank edging (museum wrap), or with the image stretched around the edges (gallery wrap).
Color and composition play a large part in home design. The choice of fine art for any interior is a personal taste, but so many different effects can be achieved by using different frames, a mix of framed and unframed prints, changing the position of a group of pictures on the wall, or by mixing a few other pictures in with the ones you already have. Why not buy yourself a present of a print you have fallen in love with, or maybe for your loved one, if it holds special memories and will remind you both when you look at it.
Hang prints in a uniform fashion, or perhaps in a random group with differing colors of frames. Mix prints in slender frames with prints set into wide frames. Choose contrasting colors or complementing colors. The choice is your own and the only limit is your imagination. Be artistic and show-case your favorite prints. If you have color prints already, think about adding some black and white prints of still life to your collection.
Framed art photography prints make perfect original gifts for someone special to you. To see still life photography visit here: Fine Art Photography Galleries
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