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The painting Sunrise on the Matterhorn by Albert Bierstadt, painted in 1975, one year before the artist moved to Nassau, shows a Swiss landscape in the Alps. The colors in most of the painting are a very delicate pastel, giving the perfect impression of a sunrise.
Bierstadt is most famous for his paintings of sceneries of the United States of America. He was part of the Hudson River School of art, which was an informal group of artists, who had a similar conception of aesthetic and subjects. They got this name, because of the first sketch meetings they had on the banks of the Hudson River. They all did studies for more prominent artworks, that would be finished in the studios. That’s the main difference between the art of the Hudson River artists, who had Romantic influences, and the Impressionists.
In the Impressionism, there was also significant interest in natural scenes. The difference was that the brushstrokes were always very loose and visible, whereas in the Romantic paintings the brushstrokes were erased from the canvas. The idea was to try to imitate reality but giving it a magnificent light, if we consider that the Impressionists primary interest was to represent the sunlight in the most faithful way possible, frequently disregarding the shapes.
Throughout his life, Bierstadt enriched by selling his renderings of American landscapes. This allowed him to travel back to Europe several times. In the Sunrise on the Matterhorn, we see a product of one of these journeys. But even though this is a painting with great technical value, it lacks the historical importance, which many of Bierstadt’s work have.
By painting the new lands of the American West, this artist enriched the concept the Americans had of their own country. His works gained a nationalist role, as his magnificent renderings of the country’s landscapes helped increase the immigration to the West.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sunrise On The Matterhorn, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sunrise On The Matterhorn 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.
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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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