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The Annunciation is an oil on canvas created by Carl Heinrich Bloch, one of Denmark's most famous artists. The picture narrates the famous story when Mary is told that she holds God's child. It is a very bright picture, done primarily with warm colors. Mary wears a red dress, a veil on the top of her head, and has her hands clenched together. She is sitting and is looking to the right, wherein from luminescent and intense light emerges the transient image of angel Gabriel. He is surrounded by white, yellow light and has his hand raised.
The Annunciation is a classical Biblical motif, and as an artist that devoted a greater part of his career to these subjects, it was impossible for Bloch not to have his version of it. Bloch was an Academic, and it was in the Royal Danish Academy that he found a way to develop his skills, even lecturing in the institution in a later period in his life. Because of a commission he received from the creator of Carlsberg Beer, Bloch became very appreciated by religious institutions and ended up painting for many chapels and churches.
Bloch entered the Royal Danish Academy in 1849. His career was a stellar one, and in a few years, he participated in contests, winning silver medals. In due time he won a grant, which allowed him to visit European countries and establish himself for some years in Rome. It would be only after his commission for the Frederiksborg castle, in which he made his first famous group of religious works, that Bloch returned to his country.
Carl Heinrich Bloch's oeuvre is an excellent example of the thought and manner behind Academic painting. Academicians based their studies around some principles, such as the study of the masterpieces from the past, which held the essential understanding for outstanding artistry, the homage to Greek and Italian Renaissance culture, and the deep and prolonged study of anatomy, perspective, and other tools which allowed for a realistic style. Bloch had all the technical prowess that his education had prepared him for, and through Rembrandt's influence, he adopted a more somber and contrasting use of light which can be seen in plenty of his work.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Annunciation, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Annunciation 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 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.