Acrylic has long been favoured over glass by museums & galleries due to its clarity & strength. Not only does it let in more light than glass (approx 92% of light compared to 80%), but acrylic is also 17x stronger than glass, making it an ideal material to protect paintings & exhibits from groups of excitable children.
Not only is it suitable for protecting artwork, it has also been favoured by many to create the art itself. The material is available in a range of colours & thicknesses, along with the material’s ability to be cut, bent, glued, welded & drilled, allows artists to create visually stunning pieces.
Acrylic can also be used as a canvas, and painted directly onto. Here, you will find a guide on painting directly onto acrylic.
Below, you will find a selection of our favourite acrylic artworks that we have found on Pinterest, along with their sources.