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Half Dome, Yosemite is an oil painting from around 1866, made by Albert Bierstadt. It shows one of the most important attractions of the Yosemite Valley: the Half Dome. This is how the rock formation, which appears on the background of the compositions, is called because of its shape, which is round, resembling a Dome but only on one of its sides.
Bierstadt didn’t do like the Impressionists, who painted outdoors and sought to capture with fidelity the natural light. First of all, his works were made in his studio. In order to render these landscapes, which he saw during his visits to the American West, he made drawings and sketches in the location. Later he would pass it to the canvases, usually in monumental dimensions.
And secondly, his interest while painting the landscape was not on rendering it as it is. Bierstadt made several paintings of the scenery of the American West in which the land looks like it is part of a biblical passage, for the light is so incredibly painted, that it appears magical. This style of painting landscapes with an improvement of the natural light was characteristic of the Luminism.
Artists like Bierstadt, who had an incredible technique and focused on spreading the natural beauties of the Western United States of America, were able to earn recognition during this period of the 19th century. This changed a little after the Impressionists managed to be respected as painters.
Bierstadt’s works show almost no evidence of brush strokes. This never stopped him from selling his paintings, even when the Impressionist style was more valued, but it certainly made it a little difficult for him to sell the works for the same amount as before.
In 1863 the artist went on one of the West Expansion’s journeys to the Yosemite Valley. There he made the sketch that would later become this amazing artwork. In it, the landscape shows a view from a riverside. Many of the vegetations have brownish tones, especially in the foreground. In the bottom right corner, we can see grass. It is also not green and, more to the center of the canvas, it is replaced by the riverside earth and rocks. The river is surrounded by a forest, and the majestic Half Dome stands tall on the background.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Half Dome, Yosemite, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Half Dome, Yosemite 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 plastic 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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