Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I enjoy art and I've been known to buy a print now and again. In the next breath, I must also admit that I know almost nothing about art and have a color vocabulary that would be exhausted by trying to identify all of the contents of a 24 pack of Crayola crayons.

Today as I was poking around a few artist's sites, I was struck by the fact that I'm seeing the medium of Giclée listed more and more often. I've seen it for several years, but until about ten years ago I had no idea what Giclée is. In case you are as ignorant as I was, let me enlighten you. Giclée is French for really expensive ink jet printer. Yup. It is a fancy word that allows them to sell a really expensive piece of art that they just shot out of the ink jet printer sitting on their desk. Great. What is even better is how you pronounce it. Zhee-clay. Gah.

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