They say that there is a painting for every taste and mood. Whatever artist or genre you prefer, there is a wealth of art prints for sale. They will look good in the home or office and can be framed. A print is an ideal gift for someone, particularly if you have taken the trouble to find out what his or her favorite work is. From Old Masters to abstracts, there is a dizzying variety to choose from.
One of the most popular images is The Great Wave at Kanagawa by the Japanese artist, Hokusai. It has been reproduced on greeting cards and as an art print for sale many times. The painting captures the moment when a huge tsunami is in full flight. Other paintings by this artist are available, including pictures of a snow-capped Mt. Fuji and of cherry blossom, a symbol of the resurgence of life in Japan.
Vincent Van Gogh was a troubled man and a wonderful artist, who was not appreciated until after his death. His bold use of color was revolutionary. Van Gogh’s paintings reflect the state of mind he was in at the time. Some are therefore restful whilst others are full of tumult. Sunflowers is probably his most famous work, followed by Starry Night, Almond Branches in Bloom and Starry Night over the Rhone.
The Art Noveau movement had a gifted ambassador in Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. The Kiss is one of the most reproduced images in the world. Other prints include The Tree of Life, Mother and Child and The Three Ages of Women. Impressionism is another movement that still resonates today and Claude Monet art prints are particularly popular. Water Lilies and Poppies are familiar works. Monet was well traveled and his Sunset in Venice is a fine example of his foreign excursions. When he was home in Giverny in France, he often painted his garden as in Le Pont Japonaise a Giverny.
Some buyers of paintings prefer to go further back in time. Rembrandt has stood the test of time and remains a favorite artist in the sale of art prints. His Self Portrait at the Age of 63 is well known. Other art pints for sale include Members of the Drapers Club, Woman Bathing in a Stream, and the magnificent seascape, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. There was a resurgence of interest in Rembrandt’s fellow Dutch artist, Vermeer following the release of the film, Girl with a Pearl Earring. The painting on which the film’s story is based is a best selling print. Other Vermeer works for sale are The Milkmaid, Woman Weighing Gold and View of Delft, which was the town where the artist lived.
For lovers of Surrealism, Salvador Dali reigns supreme. His bizarre dream like pictures puzzle as much as they delight. Works for sale include Swans Reflecting Elephants, The Persistence of Memory, and Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion. The king of pop art, Andy Warhol also has his fans. He liked to paint the famous and his art prints for sale include pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Elvis Presley. His Campbell Soup Can series is also available.