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Sunrise is one of the landscapes painted by Albert Bierstadt. The place which inspired this composition is unknown, just as the date in which it was made. Most famous for his renderings of the Western United States of America, this canvas might be one out of this series. As Bierstadt traveled along in many surveying expeditions, exploring the newly discovered West, the artist very likely camped out, and would easily be able to capture such a moment in nature.
Even though all of his works are landscapes, he developed everything in his studio. The outdoor work was limited to making quick, sometimes colorful, sketches of the view. This way of working was shared with his fellow artists from the Hudson River School, which was an informal group of painters, who had a similar conception of art. Some of them are William Mason Brown, John William Casilear, and Thomas Moran. Bierstadt was one of the most famous American painters of his time, managing to build some wealth and live a comfortable life.
With romantic influences, the Hudson River School artists made great masterpieces inspired by the American natural beauty. The Hudson River, which gave its name to the group, was a place where these artists would meet to make sketches. They shared their painting interests focused on landscapes, as well as aesthetic conceptions. They all painted smoothly, with non-apparent brushstrokes, and gave a magic effect to the light. The use of aerial perspective was frequent, which meant they worked with the sky palette over distant elements to provide more depth to the work. Which gave the paintings a great aesthetic.
In this particular painting, Bierstadt depicted a river, which takes over almost all bottom of the canvas, with the exception on the left corner, where there’s a river bank. In the right corner, we can see a dead tree floating in the river. Its color is of a dark shaded brown, which balances the heavyweight the sky has in this composition, for it takes two-thirds of the whole painting.
The branches of the trees closer to the foreground are pointing to the centralized sun, which can be seen reflected in the waters of the river. In the upper part of the canvas, the sky is a light blue and shows some small clouds, which also reflect the sun.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sunrise, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of 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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