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It is not clear what exactly fuels brilliance. We could say that, while the exact substance of that creative impulse that creates masterworks would be a rather personal matter, varying from artist to artist, from time to time, from place to place, a common thread could be found among the great artists that would engrave their names on History. That common thread, more often than not, is the need for subversion, to stare down the status quo, the artist’s context and to dare, so to speak, to swim against the current. Unfortunately for many an artist, and the Italian Expressionist Amedeo Modigliani is undoubtedly included in that list, being subversive often comes with dire consequences for the person of the artist.
Even so, it is not rare for a great artist to be discovered years after their demise, and valued by the art market far beyond anything the artist could have ever imagined. This beautiful oil on canvas is an excellent example of that process. Painted in 1917, at the height of the First World War, the painting was sold in an auction at Christie’s New York in 2015 to a Chinese businessman for the stellar sum of over 170 million dollars, placing it among the most expensive paintings ever auctioned, even though it was produced during a time of the artist’s life when he would often exchange pictures for meals or small services.
It was created as part of a series of nudes, painted to integrate the artist’s first solo exhibit at the Gallerie Berthe Well, under the patronage of the Polish art dealer Léopold Zborowski. While the show itself was not what one would call a financial success, it is said to have given new life to the nude as a serious subject matter for modernist art.
Beyond the apparent transgression of customs and morals represented not only by the nude body but by the naked body in a situation of pleasure and relaxation, the choice of the human body as a focus of joy and life is, in itself, a transgression on a broader way against the artist’s times. In the midst of the deadliest war to occur until that point in History, Modigliani chooses to portray pleasure and life, playing on the eternal duality of Eros and Thanatos that permeates the human psyche.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sleeping Nude With Arms Open Red Nude, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sleeping Nude With Arms Open Red Nude 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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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