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Painted in 1856, Staubbach Falls near Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland is a lovely oil work by the German American artist Albert Bierstadt. He did this beautiful landscape painting during his studies in Europe, where he was from 1853 to 1857.
This canvas has a centralized composition, for an essential element, the white Lauterbrunnen Wall – a mountain from the Swiss Alps – is placed in the center of the canvas. The white color of the snowy mountains gives a pleasant contrast to the cliff of the Staubbach Falls, on the right and to the trees on the left side, in the foreground.
Both these two elements, rendered in a color palette of dark browns and greens, create a frame to the Alps and the small piece of land that we can see directly in front of it. The grass there is green, and the sunlight can be noticed by its reflection on the leaves of the trees and field.
On the right side of the canvas, there’s a river that comes from the direction of the Lauterbrunnen mountains. This draws attention towards the center of the painting. The pine trees in the bottom part of the canvas also direct the viewers to the same spot as the river does.
The Waterfall’s color connects the right side of the canvas to the snowy Alps, as well as makes relation to the upper left corner of the painting, where we can find clouds that go over the Lauterbrunnen peaks.
The way Bierstadt chose to paint this landscape, gives an Eden garden feeling to it. There is no human presence in the scenery, and it contains many different elements of mesmerizing natural beauty: snowy mountains, a waterfall, forests, a river, clean blue sky and fields of green grass.
It is incredible to think that Bierstadt managed to paint even more astonishing landscapes after he returned to the United States of America. Always using this realistic technique, he developed a passion for the Western American sceneries, as well as for sunsets. He believed the sunlight by the end of the day was capable of bringing the most of romanticism out of the scene.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Staubbach Falls Near Lauterbrunnen Switzerland, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Staubbach Falls Near Lauterbrunnen Switzerland 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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