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The Sermon on the Mount is an oil painting executed on copper by the painter Carl Heinrich Bloch. One of Denmark's most famous painters, Bloch excelled in Academic subjects such as religious, mythological, and historical painting. The former, mainly, was strongly associated with him, and for decades he did stunning works for chapels, churches, and religious institutions. The Sermon on the Mount presents the viewer with one of the images most associated with Christ: he is giving a passionate sermon while being surrounded by a crowd.
The Sermon on the Mount's color palette is very reminiscent of the Renaissance, with an emphasis on primary colors. In the picture's top left, Jesus is raising his hand, looking at the crowd. Around him, at varying distances, people are listening attentively. In the garments, rocks, and skin, Bloch displayed all of the virtuosity of his Academic education: the surfaces were realistically rendered, and while the composition isn't exaggerated, there is a dynamic quality to it, in which the viewer's eyes travels back and forth from Jesus elevated hand to the circle of people and heads around him.
In 1849, Bloch enrolled in the Royal Danish Academy. He joined as Figure Drawing discipline under the painter Wilhelm Marstrand, a notable teacher in the institution. Soon he was participating in the institution's contests and won two silver medals in a roll. In 1855, just some years after starting to exhibit, the painter received a Royal Academy grant. Bloch decided to complete his education abroad and traveled to the Netherlands. There, he became deeply inspired by the works of Rembrandt. Later, inspired by the Dutch master, the artist made some of his most famous works in etchings. In 1859, while still living off the grant, he moved to Rome, where he studied the artworks by the Old Masters, and the treatment of the Religious canvases by Bloch seems highly influenced by Italian art.
By the end of his time in Italy, the Danish artist received a commission that changed his career. It was from Jacob Chrisitan Jacobsen, a brewer, creator of the famous brand Carlsberg, and responsible for the reconstruction of the Frederiksborg castle's chapel. Carl Heinrich received the order of 23 paintings based on Christ's life. In Denmark, the images of Jesus in the popular imaginary stem from Bloch's representations, and he painted eight altarpieces throughout his life.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Sermon on the Mount, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Sermon on the Mount 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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