With millions of works being added to the digital collections of museums and libraries worldwide, there has never been a better time to explore historical art. Beyond the widely-published masterworks of celebrated artists lie niches unexamined, geniuses unsung, and oddities that defy simple classification. At The Ibis, we delve into these collections and select the most beautiful, intriguing and important works for our curated gallery of fine art prints. Our goal is to provide better options for home and business décor while promoting the arts and sharing the thrill of rediscovery.
Expect crisp detail and vivid color from our giclée process fine art prints. We use pigment-based inks and high-density cotton fiber paper to achieve a wide color gamut, deep blacks and beautiful tonal transitions. Produced using only archival materials, they will not fade or yellow, but maintain their original quality for as long as you own them.
How to Frame
Historical artworks were produced in whatever shapes and sizes best suited the artists and their patrons, and these rarely correspond to the proportions of modern, mass-produced frames. Most reproductions sold on the web are therefore cropped to fit an arbitrary standard, compromising the integrity of the original artwork. We solve this problem by including accent borders to make up any differences in proportion.
Framing may be as simple as inserting the print into a standard size frame with the borders showing. In most cases, our customers choose to have them matted. Borders allow space for framers to mount the print while covering little, if any, of the artwork. Our images are sized to provide desirable mat widths in common frames.
Sizes 9” x 12”, 12” x 16”, and 16” x 20” are designed to be matted in larger frames, such as 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” and 20” x 24”, respectively. Larger prints may be matted in frames of equal size, the borders corresponding to the shape of the mat. Where the artwork is unusually square or narrow, other sizes may be preferred.
If our sizing does not meet your requirements, we provide customization free of charge. Please contact us to discuss the details.