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How to distinguish a handwritten picture from a print

Currently, with the development of technology, more and more paintings appear that look very similar to real handwritten works, although in fact, such paintings are created by printing a printer. For such printing, a natural canvas is used, on which the printer or as it is also called a plotter prints quite good pictures in terms of image quality.

The cost of such printers is quite high (from 300 thousand rubles), but the demand is also quite high, especially since such a printer can print an image on natural linen canvas and natural paints.

When the picture is printed, the artist has to edit it a little, namely, apply paint to the printed image,add a little texture in some places, or Vice versa, go through a light layer of paint. After the picture is covered with varnish, and apply a texture gel.

The result is a picture that is quite difficult for a non-specialist to distinguish from manual work. Of course, you can go to the center of independent examinations, but you will agree that many people buy paintings as just a favorite drawing, someone as a gift, or for themselves, and many do not even think that in front of them, not a manual work of the artist, but an ordinary print.
This is used by many sellers of salons and galleries selling paintings, exhibiting a printed picture under the guise of a handwritten canvas. Therefore, if you are not very well versed in painting, then here are some tips on how to distinguish handwritten painting from printing.

— Pay attention to the canvas itself, turn the picture on the back side, if the canvas has irregularities, is stained in some places with fingerprints, is a little worn, then most likely this is a real work. Simply, in most cases, almost perfectly smooth and even canvas is used for printing.

The artist, before creating a picture, pulls the canvas on a stretcher, so the canvas may be soiled in some places. You should also pay attention to the sides of the picture. Usually when painting a picture, the artist takes the sides, leaving the paint there, so in most cases, the sides of this picture will be soiled, when printing they will remain perfectly clean.

— Be sure to look at the picture on the lumen with the reverse moans in the sun. Since the artist applies one layer of paint to another, then the thickness of the paint pigment will be different, it is clearly visible on the lumen. The picture will have a non-uniform pattern, in most cases significantly different from the front side of the picture, on the print You will see just a mirror image of the picture.

— When viewing a painting in the light, You are already very likely to be able to distinguish print from handwritten painting. But you can still look at the picture through a magnifying glass. Usually the printer leaves a number of uniform pixels, although if the picture after printing was opened with varnish or a coating of paint, then you may not be able to notice the pixels.

And of course, pay attention to the price of the painting itself. To paint a picture, the artist needs a lot of time, at least a week, so the cost of a real picture will not be cheap. Also on this picture, in most cases, there is a signature of the artist.

Well, before you buy a picture you like, just ask the seller about the artist, whether this is a real work or print. In most people, all taIk honest, and the percentage that you will be sold a print instead of handwritten painting is not so high, but still there. So be careful when buying.

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