An initial photographic image, or sound recording-whether photographic or magnetic-as opposed to some stage of duplication thereof.
Original artwork, drawing or photograph.
The term 'original' can imply exclusivity or the idea that the work is 'one of a kind' rather than a copy by any method including offset-lithography, digital printing or by forgery. Not all paintings can be considered original since the term also refers to the image being newly created, so a painted copy of another work is not an original. The term may also apply to a reproduced series, as in 'original serigraph', which refers to the edition as original, since the image was conceived as a serigraph print and the product is the set of prints. Then, any subsequent copies would not be considered original, as is the initial series.
The object from which copies are made; The first or initial.
In art the term "an original" is generally used to refer to a work of art that is executed by hand and is not derivative of another work. However it can also refer to artwork in any medium, including photography, original printing or electronic mediums, that are one of a kind and not derivative.
The first printing of a release.
Buying an original means you have the only one. It is the actual painting or work of art done by the artist. Most times, no reproductions are made of a painting. When a print has been made, the original painting is what was photographed for the reproduction. This makes the original to a limited edition print more valuable in that the piece becomes well known and more appreciated. Usually the original is larger than the print.
The original photograph or image file.
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
not derived or copied or translated from something else; "the play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
a creation motivated by desire
a print where the design is done by hand
An original as the name suggests, is a one of a kind work of art created by the artist. There can only be one original, and most will increase in value over time. Some originals, such as those used to create prints or those published in books, magazines, etc., gain wide recognition, and appreciate in value even more.
A map printed from the plate before alteration or destruction of the plate.
Any kind of artwork that is used to make more copies.
An authentic work of art conceived and produced solely by the artist; also in graphics a print from this stone, plate, or block is considered an original since the print is the only manifestation of such work.
1. Art work that is a creation of the artist, not a copy of another artist's work, nor a reproduction of the artist's own work.
Usually defined as the first copy of a document from which other instruments may be transcribed, copied, or imitated. In archival science, the original is the final, complete record upon which all copies are based. However, in legal terms, there may be several originals. In the case of indentures and contracts among parties, all documents bearing the original signatures are considered originals. A contemporary copy does not bear the original signature.
The first of a work, typically the painting from which prints are made. It may also be used to describe the landmark work of an artist.
a work that is a new creation by an artist as opposed to that which is copied or reproduced in another work.
The term applied to copy which is to be reproduced.
An original is a map or view printed from the original plate, block, or stone before it has been retired from commercial use. Sometimes the last user does not destroy the plate or block, and it is later used to make restrikes.
A map or print is considered to be original if it is published from the original engraved plate or block.
Material from which copies of microfilm are made.
The artwork, mechanical or other material furnished for printing reproduction; usually refers to photographs or drawings for halftone reproduction. More commonly called Photocopy or Camera-ready Copy. to top
The term (used here as an adjective) to define an artwork as a unique, one-of-a-kind image or to describe one of several media wherein the graphic is considered "original" as it is the end result of the artist's work in that medium, not a photo-mechanic reproduction of a previously executed work.
from the time of purchase or manufacture. A car that is "all original" is one that contains only parts contemporary to its time (came with the car or NOS) with no substitute or after-market parts.
a unique artwork made by the artist in various media (i.e. watercolor, oil, acrylics, ink, etc.) using any number of techniques and styles; it is from this original that the prints are made.
the final version of a document, as opposed to copies or duplicates made of it
In printmaking, original refers to the intent of the artist to exploit the unique properties intrinsic to the various printmaking media. The original print has the potential to exist in multiple.
A unique piece of artwork that cannot be exactly duplicated, e.g., an oil painting on canvas. While the image may be duplicated as a print, the reproduction is not oil paint on canvas.
An original artwork is a one-off handmade piece by an artist. It is not part of a print run or limited edition print run.
An original work is considered to be an authentic example of the works of an artist, rather than a reproduction or imitation.