Great Blasket Island - Irish Landscape Canvas Print
This Irish landscape canvas print features the Great Blasket Island. The Blaskets are in County Kerry, Ireland. The photo this work is based on was taken by me on New Year's Day when I visited Ireland. It was a beautifully sunny morning and the warm light hitting the Great Blasket island was a sight to see. I believe we were on Dunmore Head but I'm not positive about the location. What I remember most was the cold sea air and the bright winter sun. Rather than cold I felt invigorated and warm.
The Blasket Islands were once occupied but the last people left in the evacuation of 1953. Great Blasket was never heavily populated. Under 200 people at any time called it home. From a distance it looks beautiful but apparently it was a tough life living there and the people on the island were frequently cut off by rough seas.
But there's a rich literary legacy of the Blasket Islands as there are three well-known books that were written in Gaelic, first hand accounts of life there in the last generation or so that called it home. I've read the English translation of a couple of these and they were simply fascinating. They are An tOileánach (The Islandman) by Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig by Peig Sayers, and Fiche Blian ag Fás (Twenty Years A-Growing) by Muiris Ó Súilleabháin. Books are still the closest thing we have to time machines.
I would love to know what captures your attention in this panoramic Great Blasket Island artwork? Have you visited the islands or seen them from a distance as I experienced them? Perhaps you simply love the rich colors of this Irish landscape canvas print?
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Stretched canvas prints are a great choice for decorating your home or office. Canvas art is a classic choice that is at home in traditional and modern decor alike.
After the purchase of your canvas print, it is made to your order. The artwork is printed on an acid-free poly/cotton blend canvas. The use of archival inks and substrate means that your canvas art print should last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.
When ordering your print, you have a choice between glossy and matte finishes. While I ordinarily love matte finishes on prints, I do like the sheen that comes on glossy canvas prints. Ultimately I would suggest letting the amount of light in your space guide your choice. In a brightly lit environment, I would lean towards a matte finish to reduce the chance of glare.
There are three wrap styles to choose from for canvas prints. The mirrored wrap choice mirrors and extends the image to the sides of the canvas wrap (without losing any of the original artwork on the front). The majority of the time I would suggest this is the best choice. The other two options are a solid black wrap or white wrap. You can see a preview of each option when selecting wrap color.
After printing, the canvas is stretched over and secured to a wooden frame of 1.5" by 1.5" stretcher bars. The entire production process takes from 10 to 15 business days. Your artwork will arrive in sturdy packaging. The hanging wire will be attached and all hardware necessary to hang your canvas print will be included. Canvas prints are a great ready-to-hang option.