Leonardo da Vinci once wrote in his art notebooks to protégés:
“Your shadows and lights should be blended without lines or borders - in the manner of smoke losing itself in the air.”
Art scholars praise the Mona Lisa for da Vinci’s pioneering of this technique - called sfumato, from the Italian fumo meaning smoke…
It was an achievement that gave the image a profound feeling of plasticity and three-dimensional volume. Which was hard to replicate.
But then, 480 years later, pixel art was born.
It was first created out of necessity: Mario had to have a mustache because game developers had no other way to define his nose from his mouth. They didn’t realize it then, but they were pioneering a whole new aesthetic.
When you’re confined to pixels, you can only use what is most important about a portrait. Which is why it does justice to the most famous painting of all time:
We don’t know her identity. Your mind must fill in the details. And we can’t tell if she’s smiling or not…
But when you pull back, even though there are no lines or borders, the piece comes together in the way only pixels can. And oddly enough, feels even more retro than da Vinci’s original masterpiece.
We think the master would be impressed.
The right canvas brightens your wall like no poster can. A canvas is bold. It will never fade, run, bend, or fold like paper. Canvases have been the artistic “gold standard” for years. Their color and texture demand status, influence and importance. That’s why it’s the perfect medium to add inspiration to your day.
Your canvas will be handmade and inspected by experts, ready to last generations—using our proprietary profile radial pine produced from renewable forests.
We use our UL Certified GREENGUARD GOLD Inks and high-resolution print processes to ensure maximum impact—with absolutely zero loss of quality. No other canvas print provides richer color, more depth, and impressive texture from every angle.
Lightweight and easy to hang
All canvases are delivered with pre-installed saw tooth hanging hardware and rubber bumper pads that will ensure protection to your walls. Canvases are assembled and are ready to hang right out of the box.
Invisible protection layer
Your art is 100% safeguarded against dust, scratches, UV rays, and environmental hazards that normally fade or warp artwork over time.
All canvases are made from sustainable materials, using environmentally safe production processes.
Never Lose Sight Of It.
If you have big goals, you probably had a moment of inspiration that created them. You can’t just wait for inspiration to strike. Your environment has an astounding effect on your thoughts—whether you’re consciously aware of it or not.
That’s why we created Inktuitive, to bring you much more than a beautiful picture on the wall, and if you’re still reading this, chances are you’re ready to optimize your environment now and claim the life you want. We’re here to make sure you do it right.
To your success!