Doorway to the Past, 24x16

Doorway to the Past, 24"x16"


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"Doorway to the Past" unveils a mesmerizing scene that seems to float between history and imagination. The painting renders an evocative portrait of an Eastern European street, seemingly from medieval times, hidden from the onslaught of time and technology, its quiet tranquility eloquently captured in the details of stone and shadow.

The painting begins its narrative in the tumultuous heavens, where a storm gathers with magnificent menace. The skyline is a tempestuous ballet of muted greys against the darkness, pregnant with the promise of rain, the city beneath poised in an expectant silence. This brewing tempest serves as a dramatic counterpoint to the serene cityscape below, further enhancing the sense of timelessness that permeates the scene.

The street itself is a testament to the resilience of history. Nestled within the town, its cobblestones, providing a path between the cold stone buildings, is a chronicle of a bygone era, untouched and preserved. The structures stand tall, their stern, weathered exteriors emanating the dignity of silent guardians, keeping their secrets tucked away from the world. Despite the impending storm, they stand undeterred, their formidable forms only hinting at the life that thrives within.

However, it is a mysterious building, in the center of the painting, that truly commands attention in this scene. This ornate edifice seems to harbor a secret of its own. Its prominent feature is a large arched doorway, bathed in an ethereal blue glow, emanating from somewhere inside. The doorway acts as an enigma, a portal to a realm unseen, its luminescence standing in stark contrast against the otherwise austere surroundings. The worn path of cobblestones that leads to its arched entryway hints at the countless narratives that have passed through it.

The soft lights filtering from the street lanterns and the building windows provide a sense of warmth amidst the cool palette of the painting. These pockets of light subtly suggest the vibrant life within these stone walls, resilient against the approaching storm.

"Doorway to the Past" is a sublime tribute to the enduring spirit of an ancient city. Its balance of serenity and intrigue draws the viewer into a world of stone and mystery, where the blue-lit doorway stands as a silent invitation to step back into history.

A perfect addition to every room! This canvas is made from a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.

• 24" wide x 16" high

Canvas specs:
• Material: Ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag canvas
• Material quality: Finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate
• Surface finish: Matte
• Cotton rag fabric weight: 400 GSM (11.80 oz/y²)

Wrapped canvas frame specs:
• Wrapped canvas frame thickness: 1.25"
• Framing quality: Beautifully finished, taut corners that give a clean and crisp look
• Hanging hardware: Attached

Ink specs:
• Canon 12-color Aqueous ink
• Acid free, archival quality

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is All-Over-Print (AOP)?

All-Over Print (AOP) is a printing method that uses dye-sublimation to print a design onto polyester. During the dye sublimation process the dye is absorbed into the fabric. Since, it is not printed on the surface, like most t-shirts, it provides for a fantastic soft-to-the-touch feel and superior breathability.

AOP is a more time consuming method than screen printing or direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, so the prices are higher and the production times are longer, but the results are most definitely worth it.

Advantages of AOP:
The design won't peel off, unlike typical screen printing.
The design is part of the fabric of the item, so it will last as long as the item does.
The intensity of color is often unmatched.

What is Giclée?

Giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY or often gee-CLAY) is a printing process that creates a museum quality, archival print. Special acid-free, paper is printed with fade resistant ink using a state-of-the-art, large format inkjet printer.

What is a gallery wrap canvas?

Gallery wrap is a style of displaying a canvas that doesn't show any visible staples or nails holding the fabric to the wooden stretcher bars. This style of canvas is intended to be hung unframed.

What is a gallery mirror wrap canvas?

Mirrored edges (mirror wrap) is used to show the whole image on the main surface, rather than printing the edges of the image on the sides (image wrap) of the canvas frame. It is usually used when there is necessary detail on the edges of the image. Image wrap is used when the focal point of the image is in the center.

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