National (Gallery) Treasures

Posted by Ferren, 21 April 2011

I hope that the following classic canvas art print, Bathers at Asnières, reproduced from the Georges Seurat original in The National Gallery, is helping along the optimistic mood being felt by everyone in the current GLORIOUS weather!

Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat

However, did you know that some art prints that you’re buying may not accurately reflect, in terms of quality of printing and colour, the best aspects of the original?

Take, for instance, these two versions of Bathers at Asnières:

Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat: National Gallery officially approved art print

Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat. This is the officially approved and licensed National Gallery image which meets the quality standards of the museum. Note the vibrant colour and sharp detail in this reproduction.


Georges Seurat Unofficial Version

Note the inferior colours and ‘fuzzier’ quality of printing in this version of Seurat’s masterpiece. Additionally, it’s more expensive!

The differences are really quite astounding, so at Easyart we’re really proud to offer you artwork that demonstrates a really discernable closeness to the original work.  This has been made possible by our recently signed licensing agreement with The National Gallery Company Ltd on behalf of The National Gallery in London.

99 images have been developed in association with The National Gallery – where archival pigment inks and high definition digital printing methods ensure the original artworks are faithfully reproduced. Each image is individually approved by a National Gallery expert and Easyart is one of a small handful of companies that have exclusive access to these images.

What’s more, a proportion of every art print sold is paid to The National Gallery Company, which helps with the upkeep of of the galleries and contributes to educational outreach work, so everything bought helps to preserve all this gorgeous artworks for the nation!  Take a look at the full collection here, or take a look at my own personal picks.

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