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THE GICLEE PROCESS
Giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) is a French word recognised in the fine art world as describing the advanced printmaking process for high-end reproductions of Fine Art.
It is considered one of the most creative mediums available to today’s working artists and has gained acceptance from renowned artists like David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as the Louvre in Paris which utilises the Giclee technique to display reproductions of historic works. The special pigment that is used to create Giclee meets archival standards acceptable to art galleries, museums and discerning private collectors alike.
The medium is perfectly suited to Svetlana’s Realist style with the artist commenting that it is often difficult to distinguish her Giclee from the originals.
Only a select few of her best original watercolour paintings of special significance are chosen for the Giclee process and are limited number of reproductions plus a small number of artist proofs, thus ensuring their collectibility. These works usually demand a higher price than normal and have particular investment potential. Every individual Giclee work is personally signed and numbered by Svetlana.
Unlike standard printing processes the Giclee one is very time consuming, with Svetlana being personally involved in every step of the reproduction procedure. By combining traditional craftsmanship with technology and an incredible level of attention to detail there is absolutely no loss of quality or artistic intent. The result is a work of art which is as vibrant and alive as the original watercolour painting itself – just as the artist intended. This revolutionary process brings you real colour, texture and three-dimensional depth of the artist’s vision, on fine archival paper or canvas.