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Carl Heinrich Bloch's Christ at Gethsemane is a religious painting depicting the agony of Christ before his arrest in the garden of Gethsemane, a major event in the tales of the New Testament. A preeminent Danish painter and seminal figure in the history of Nordic art, Bloch became fascinated by the works of the Dutch master Rembrandt through his journeys around Holland, France and Italy in furthering his studies. Settling in Rome for much of the mid-nineteenth century, Bloch became a driving force in European painting. Surrounding himself with the works of the Renaissance masters, Bloch set the technical foundations that would lead to the production of such moving and evocative reproductions of Biblical scenes as Christ at Gethsemane. As a genre painter of the highest regard, Bloch interwove his taste for images of folklore, resulting in an earthly, humble, and humanized take on the life of Christ. In later life, with his popularity consolidated, a Danish entrepreneur commissioned Bloch to paint 23 new works for a special royal chamber in the Frederiksborg Castle Chapel recently restored after a devastating fire.
Agreeing with his patron to depict faithful reproductions from the life of Christ, Bloch spent 14 years on this prestigious and demanding commission. For many the series he completed is the most moving and evocative take on the life of the Christian messiah. Returning frequently to his muse, Rembrandt, for inspiration, one can see in Bloch's Christ at Gethsemane the intimacy, allegory, and personality of the great etching Christ Healing the Sick. Interweaving various Biblical styles that pervaded Western painting, Bloch was a pan-European artist extraordinaire. In his Christ at Gethsemane one can see the revelatory passion that suffuses his Frederiksborg Castle Chapel series.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Christ at Gethsemane I, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Christ at Gethsemane I 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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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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