St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Canvas Print
St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Canvas Print
St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Canvas Print

St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Canvas Print

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St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Canvas Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Glastonbury Tor Canvas print features St. Michael's Tower which sits at the top of the ancient tor. The site of Glastonbury Tor is shrouded in legends and it's been suggested that it is Avalon from the King Arthur myths. Glastonbury Tor is surrounded by the Somerset Levels, an area similar to the fens of East Anglia. And like the fens, it was a watery landscape before the land was drained and reclaimed in the Middle Ages. So, Glastonbury Tor would have once been an island, like Avalon.

It appears Glastonbury Tor has had a sacred role extending into prehistory, but St. Michael's Tower and its Christian heritage is comparatively recent. The first St. Michael's Church was built in the 11th or 12th century. The tower that stands at the summit of the tor today is all that remains from a 14th century church that was demolished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII. The ruins of this old church make a beautiful if imposing presence looming ahead of you on the path up Glastonbury Tor.

I've only had the pleasure of visiting Glastonbury Tor once (so far) but it really made an impression on me. If you've been, you likely know the ineffable feeling of the past that seems to fill the air. And I feel this Glastonbury Tor canvas art print has captured some of the mood of the location. Among customers, this has been a favorite canvas print to buy across the years. And it's certainly a personal favorite of mine.

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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.

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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.

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