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draw or print? Can you distinguish?

Hello,

I bought the other day a drawing I liked it on anibis.ch, not expensive but anyway, I was under the impression I was getting a drawing but when i got home, I looked at it closely and it is so obvious to me it is a print and not a drawing that i wrote back immediately to the seller.
Telling him I would like to get my money back as this is a print but he is arguing about that indeed is a drawing.

I would like to share this picture, and can someone give me their opinion.

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Old 10.03.2017, 09:16
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Re: draw or print? Can you distinguish?

Why not ask Anibis for their opinion? They are the ones that have the authority.

It isn't a drawing is it? It might be a painting on canvas, or a print, it's difficult to say by looking at the photo.

Does the painting have a title? If you search for the title in Google Images, you might find other works, exactly the same image.
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By Picasso was it ?
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Re: draw or print? Can you distinguish?

Mmmm. From the image you posted, what I think you've bought there is a doormat...
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Re: draw or print? Can you distinguish?

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Why not ask Anibis for their opinion? They are the ones that have the authority.

For real? Anibis is nothing more than an ad site. They have absolutley nothing to do with the sale, the conditions of the sale, and the proceeding of the sale.
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Re: draw or print? Can you distinguish?

It's definitely not a drawing - it may be a painting.

TBH, you haven't given us a lot to go on.

Is it on canvas? If so, take it out of the frame. The edges (sides of the canvas) will be pretty messy if it is a painting, but probably a dead-straight line if it is a print.
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Re: draw or print? Can you distinguish?

It sounds like you're trying to argue over semantics without even knowing the correct terms yourself. And quite possibly, therefore, neither does the vendor.

As other have said, it's certainly not a "drawing" which would be something done with a pencil or pen, but may be a painting, although from your image it looks most like a print on canvas backing.

Then there's the question of its originality, if that's a factor. Some artists release limited edition prints of their work which are of a high quality, usually numbered, possibly signed, and would generally be considered 'art', as opposed to the sort of mass produced prints you can find in Ikea or Hornbach.

Not to say there's anything wrong with mass production - as something of an art philistine myself I'm only ever concerned with what a picture looks like (which is surely the point? ) and have no interest in its provenance, but in the sort of disagreement in which you find yourself I'm guessing that it's a issue here.
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Some things to consider :

Texture of Painting
rub your fingers on the surface (feel thickness? traces of paint? )
take a magnifying glass or photograph the art and zoom in -> composition of colors (made of small dots vs made of brushstrokes varying in size, texture, direction..)

The Canvas
uniform, perfectly aligned paint edges are common for prints
quality of canvas (prints often have lower quality canvasses and stretcher frames)

The Price
Keeping in mind prices vary, a 20”x24” gliclee print can be purchased for roughly 30-100$ but an original painting of the same size will be roughly 200-1500 $ (artists often price per square inch, keeping in mind they have to account for materials, like paint, canvas, frames, brushes, then give themselves a sensitive hourly pay)







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