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During the beginning of the XIX century, boating became very fashionable in the regions of the Seine river, especially Argenteuil, that became a spot known for boat races because of the vast basin of the river in the area. On Sundays, the village became bursting competitors and viewers, a perfect opportunity for Claude Oscar Monet to portray these beautiful scenes in the sunlight. The artist's A Spot On The Banks Of The Seine is a beautiful Impressionistic representation of the landscape of the Seine river.
Monet developed a series of paintings of the Seine river at various times of the day between the year 1896 and 1897, observing different weather conditions and lighting. The artist even developed a studio in a small boat so that he could see the river from many perspectives. Working on many canvases at once became a common practice for the Impressionist since he aimed to study the changing effects of sunlight over a specific landscape. Later in 1898, Monet chose fifteen paintings of this series for an exhibition, including Morning on the Seine IV.
The exotic influence of the Japanese culture and art was bursting in Europe and became popular amongst the modern artists, especially the Impressionists. Monet was greatly influenced by the woodcut prints that came to Europe, as they brought alternative aesthetic values then they were accustomed. Artists like Hokusai were esteemed for their simplicity and their use of everyday subjects, as well as their approach to themes involving humankind and nature. This was one of the factors that influenced the Impressionists to work en plein air, meaning they painted outside to capture the optical effects of the natural light on the landscapes.
The oil painting A Spot On The Banks Of The Seine gives greater attention to the vegetation than the river itself. The forefront shows an abundance of colorful bushes, with blue, pink, green, and violet pigments. The right side of the canvas has a larger and dark tree. Behind the bushes a small area of water is visible and, in the far background, Monet used long and loose brushstrokes to portray the other side of the river. The sky is cloudy with light shades of pink, violet, blue and white - colors that repeat throughout the canvas.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Spot On The Banks Of The Seine, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Spot On The Banks Of The Seine 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 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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