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This oil painting entitled Forest Sunrise was made by landscape artist Albert Bierstadt, who lived from 1850 till 1902. The date on which this canvas was painted is unknown. The painter dedicated his entire life to depicting beautiful natural sceneries. Most of them were from the United States of America, but some were also from Europe, where he lived from 1953 till 1957, improving his artistic techniques.
Bierstadt was part of an art school called Hudson River School. It was composed by artists who had a similar aesthetic conception of painting. They were interested in landscapes, depicting them usually with a Romantic approach. This group’s name comes from the first landscapes they rendered, which were by the banks of the Hudson River and surrounding areas. The founder of the Hudson River School was Thomas Cole, a British American painter. Other members were Asher Brown Durand and Samuel Colman.
Many of Bierstadt’s paintings were of majestic beauty and size. People would pay fifty cents per person to see a single work by the German American artist. This was only possible thanks to the magnitude of the subject, technique, and dimensions of his pictures.
During his stay in Germany, Bierstadt refined his techniques at the same time he went sightseeing at the most astonishing landscapes that Europe can offer. He traveled to Switzerland, Italy, and France painting the Alps. After he went back to America, he focused on the American West, but as Bierstadt became a celebrity, thanks to his renderings of the American landscapes, he had financial conditions to travel back to Europe during his whole life.
This work shows an opening in the middle of the trees, inside a forest. In the center we can see a deer, lying down, only with its head up. A branch of a tree, precisely in the center of the composition, points to the deer. The color palette in this work is of shades of brown. The trees and the ground compose a frame to the bright center. The title gives the idea that the sun is still rising, which would explain the darkness in which the trees are still immersed.
The right side of the canvas is darker than the left, giving the impression that the sun is rising there. Also, in the center of the painting, behind the deer, there’s a river that reflects the bright color of the sky above.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Forest Sunrise, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Forest Sunrise 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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