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History Of Canvas Prints

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canvas prints

Canvas prints have recently become one of the most popular and easiest methods of home decor, allowing you to surround yourself with your very own favorite photos and memories for years to come.

However, canvas art has been a common medium for a very long time! The subtle, classic texture of canvas is something that artists, painters, and photographers alike have all been taking advantage of for hundreds of years. This is why printing your photos on canvas can bring an extra sense of character to your photos!

Learn more about where and when canvas artwork originated, and how it has evolved into one of the best ways for all kinds of people to display their photographs! 

Where Did Canvas Come From? 

Canvas as an art medium first started to gain traction in the 16th century Italian Renaissance! In search of a material that was easier to use in a humid environment, Venetian painters landed on canvas because it didn’t warp like wood panels, and dried much better than frescos. Also, because it was already being used in large quantities to make sails, it was readily available and relatively inexpensive. 

Finally, it made much larger paintings and art much more transportable, because it was able to be rolled up without much risk of paint and ink cracking. Eventually, the artform had become a staple in Europe, the most popular material in which paintings were found on. Today, not only is it the dominant material for painting, it’s also an easy, affordable, and elegant way to display photographs! 

Modern Canvas Prints - Elegant, & Affordable 

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Another older artform that also is gaining a strong foothold today is the triptych! Originally used as a way to make large religious artwork in Europe easier to transport, the canvas triptych has now become a staple in lots of modern art galleries. A triptych displays one single image across three large individual canvases, creating a more unique way to show off a single photograph. Our custom canvas triptychs are super easy to design!

No confusing editing or photoshop required! All you have to do is choose a style and size, and upload your photo. Our online canvas designer will split your photo across the 3 canvas automatically, and you’ll get an instant preview right on your screen! also offers a variety of ways to cohesively display multiple photos on a collection of canvases, or all on one! 

First, our canvas wall displays are one of our most exciting products. With a canvas wall display, you can display up to 9 photographs on various sizes of canvas, creating a collection of canvases that help you showcase a special story from your life. They’re the best way to wow all of your friends, family and guests, with sizes available all the way up to 60” 74”, you can cover a large amount of wall space and create an attention commanding centerpiece for any room or area in your home.

Also, they’re just as easy to create as our canvas triptychs! Simply pick from one of our 14 wall display orientations, and upload all of your photos to each spot! As you go, an instant preview will be shown to you! 

Finally, we know that not everyone needs to cover a huge amount of wallspace, and that some of our customers are looking for a smaller solution to display their photos.

That’s why we introduced our canvas collages. Even though they’re smaller than wall displays, they allow you to display even more pictures, up to 16! We offer 8 unique collage styles, each one available in sizes ranging from 12” x 12” to 30” x 30”. This means you can create a small, heartfelt collage as the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion, or design a larger collage that is also able to hold its own in a larger space.