Inviting Café

30.5 x 40.5 cm

Limited Edition Giclée Reproduction on fine art paper.

348 from the Paul Kenton / 365 project, this print is part of a limited edition collection of 365 editions.

I think this has to be the most enticing cafe in the world. There is nothing more satisfying than heading into the warmth of a Parisian cafe to sip on a hot drink and hit pause on life for a few precious moments. I love the air of romance around Paris, and in this scene, it’s easy to imagine that the guy riding the Vespa is now drinking a large espresso inside, eagerly anticipating the arrival of his date.

Mountainscapes - A Print Collection Set by Contemporary Cityscape Artist Paul Kenton. Limited Edition Giclée Reproductions on fine art paper. Available to Purchase.

Details of this piece

Title

“Paris Glow”

Size

51 × 35 cm

Media

Giclée Reproduction on Museum Grade Paper

Format

Limited Edition Print

Frame

Unframed

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Price

£525

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Paris Glow

51 × 35 cm

Limited Edition Giclée Reproduction on fine art paper.

339 from the Paul Kenton / 365 project, this print is part of a limited edition collection of 365 editions.

This is the spectacular view from Notre Dame overlooking Paris as the evening draws in. Through the darkness, the glowing silhouette of the Eiffel Tower rises out of the skyline and lights emanating from buildings charge the streets with magical light. As Paul painted, pigments of colour pooled in the groves of the handmade paper, creating an aged grain effect, which works perfectly given Paris’ rich extensive history. Working with the unique texture of the handmade paper, Paul blotted some of the paint away in the sky to give the impression of clouds illuminated by the city below.

Giclée Print Quality

Giclée (zhee-clay) is a French term, in this case meaning “spray of ink”. A giclée is a means of reproducing an original. It is not an original graphic but a fine quality reproduction print. Giclée prints render deep, saturated colours and have a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute detail, subtle tints and blends. The 365 prints are reproduced on high quality, museum grade papers, using premium light fast inks.

The production of a giclée print is not an automatic process. The human touch is critical in several phases of the giclée process. First the giclée prints began as Paul’s original art. Second the work was photographed in studio conditions using a Leica M240 50mb camera. Each artwork was then meticulously colour corrected. That colour correction requires an experienced eye and touch in making the proper adjustments in tone, contrast, sharpness and other factors to produce a print that faithfully reproduces the original. Third, in matching the computer image with the final print, a practised eye must make adjustments for the best results. And last, the printer itself needs steady attention to produce consistent, quality results. In short, the human hand is part of every step of the giclée process, with Paul himself overseeing each one. Indeed, the difference between a quality giclée print and one that is not, lies almost entirely in the human involvement and craftsmanship.

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