Dún Aonghasa - Prehistoric Hill Fort Art Print

Dún Aonghasa - Prehistoric Hill Fort Art Print

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Dún Aonghasa - Prehistoric Hill Fort Art Print by Mark Tisdale.

This prehistoric hill fort art print features a panoramic view of Dún Aonghasa on the Aran Islands. This amazing structure is still only partially understood. There's no written record explaining why it was built or even who built it. The theories are predictably all over the place. There are several ruined forts like this on the Aran Islands. Some people have theorized that we are witnessing a people that were pushed to the edge of their world seeking safety from unknown forces. There are others who think that Dún Aonghasa had a ceremonial purpose. Clinging as it does to the face of a cliff, there's a raised platform inside that stands at the edge. There's a line of thought that ancient people may have considered this place sacred, a sort of junction between worlds. Standing there, I can only say I lean a little more towards the sacred space but I'll freely admit that both versions are somewhat romantic attempts at understanding the intentions of long ago people.

Whatever the purpose of the prehistoric hill for featured in this panoramic art print, there's no denying the amazing landscape it inhabits. The rocky and windswept Aran Islands are simply gorgeous and inspiring. As a tourist I loved seeing the sights, and as an artist I found the vistas captivating and worth capturing.

What caught your attention in this Dún Aonghasa art print? Have you been to the Aran Islands perhaps? Or are you simply a fan of all things old and mysterious?

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Art Prints - Product Information

When decorating your home or office, you deserve high quality decor that will last. Art prints purchased on this site are individually produced for your order. They are printed on acid-free paper using archival inks. This guarantees that your art print will last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.

All art prints feature an additional 1" white border surrounding the artwork. This added border allows for easy matting and framing.

Within 10 to 15 business days of your purchase, your art print will be shipped to you securely rolled in a durable cardboard tube.

Art Print Paper Choices

Archival Matte Paper Sample

230 gsm / 9.5 mil

Archival Matte Paper

Long-lasting heavyweight paper with a smooth matte finish. This versatile paper is designed for high contrast and crisp reproduction of photography and fine art. This paper is an acid-free archival quality choice. 

Somerset Velvet Paper Sample

255 gsm / 19 mil

Somerset Velvet Paper

Radiant white paper which offers vivid color reproduction with rich blacks and great contrast. A subtle texture adds extra warmth to fine art prints. This paper is a 100% cotton rag paper for archival longevity.


Note: Both of these paper choices will produce brilliant art prints that you will enjoy for years to come. My personal preference for my work is Somerset velvet for its thickness and texture. 

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