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Albert Bierstadt’s 1868 canvas Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California is the product of a series of journeys the artist made alongside pioneers of the Westward Expansion of the United States. Less an artist in the typical sense and more an enigmatic entrepreneur and impresario, Bierstadt’s technical abilities remain incontestable. Playing to an eager market, the artist’s sweeping vistas were crafted for an audience who had never seen the landscapes that were rapidly falling fell within their borders. Forging majestic views of the American frontiers, Bierstadt's exhibitions drew both public acclaim and critical scorn. Towering over any work installed beside it, Bierstadt’s immensely-sized reproductions of landscape scenes were, like Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California, created in his Rome studio, exhibited in Berlin and London, and then shipped to the United States for sale. Despite his tactics, Bierstadt’s scenes helped create the image abroad of America as a land of opportunity, space, and promise.
Indeed, many of the artist’s canvases were complete fabrications, affording him the reputation as a painter of what like should be, not what it is. The public of his day eagerly consumed images that drew on the popular, yet waning, genre of Romanticism that characterized the early nineteenth century. As tastes changed and the small-scale, intimate magic of the Impressionists took the art world by storm, Bierstadt’s success declined. For a painter who worked primarily in the studio, his depiction of light was felt to be excessively atmospheric. Indeed, almost every element seemed to accentuated to inspire awe. Yet, Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California remains a remarkable popular artefact of an embryonic form of American nationalism, emphasising the grandeur, the ambition, and endless promise that drew so many immigrants, like Bierstadt himself, to the United States.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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