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Are Shag's paintings all a bit different than prints ?
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
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From: Portland, OR, USA
Posted: 2008-09-15 02:20 am   Permalink


I get what you are saying.
I had seen the serigraph, not the original painting,
when I ordered mine, so I am thrilled with the serigraph.

The backgrounds are always going to be simplified.
Silk-screening does not lend itself to the brush strokes that Shag
tends to put in his backgrounds, so those are almost always going to be

My jpeg is a bit overblown, with the colors slightly off,
but my one issue with the serigraph is that the change
from ocean to sky is not as strong as it is in the painting.
Again, it looks better than my overly-exposed jpeg,
but the delineation is still a bit lost.

The trick is, vendors need to show images of the actual print, and
not promo images that are too often of the painting. The difference
between "The Thinking Has Been Done" serigraph and original painting is
enough to make me not want to buy it. It needed those patterns in the background.

The way you feel about this print
is how I felt about The Extraordinary Evening
when it was finally released. I love the image,
but still am not entirely thrilled with the redesign
of the mug or how the woman is holding it.

Still, I LOVE The Raft of the Medusa print.

Now if you want to sell yours, I suspect Sushiman might be interested...




On 2008-09-15 00:50, Koolau wrote:
I have "The Raft of the Medusa" (still in the box) - when I got it and rolled it out, I was vaguely disappointed, but couldn't really verbalize why. Now I see why - it's not the image I ordered! There are truly significant, and in my opinion detrimental, detail and color differences between the painting and serigraph. That's a problem.

Is it really all that technically difficult to accurately reproduce the painting? Shouldn't we expect better? I mean, this isn't exactly a $20 print from WalMart. . .

[ This Message was edited by: Gromit_Fan 2008-09-15 02:30 ]

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