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Claude Oscar Monet is most known for his landscape portrayals, like the oil painting Apple Trees In Blossom. As an Impressionist, Monet was passionate about nature and working while experiencing his surroundings, or as the French artists called it, painting en plein air. This group of artists was fascinated by the visual effects created by different natural lighting, and they used color combinations and expressive brush strokes to depict what they saw in a modern way. They learned a lot from the color studies done by the Pointillists and adapted this to their work.
The oil painting Apple Trees In Blossom is an excellent example of a sunny landscape and Monet’s play on color to create a welcoming atmosphere. With a warm color palette, the Impressionist created an inviting environment, where the viewer is inserted in the painting. The forefront of the composition is filled with multiple apple trees in blossom with pigments of yellow, ochre and red-brown. The yellow and green grass is filled with white specks of fallen flowers and the trees cast interesting dark shadows across the ground.
Behind the vegetation, several houses can be partially seen with red-brown rooftops and defined contours. The far background shows a large hill that holds visible brush strokes of warm brown, yellow, ochre, and green – most of the colors seen in the rest of the painting. The small strip of sky breaks a little with the overall warm color palette, as it is blue, with white and gray clouds, even though the painter added some yellow pigments as well.
Monet was profoundly influenced by the Japanese art, as well as his Impressionist colleagues. They would collect and exchange woodcut prints done by artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige. These artworks played a prominent role in the development of the movement, for it brought different aesthetic values than what the European Art Academies considered “good art,” which caught the attention of modern painters who wished to go against the flow. The Japanese woodcut prints brought vibrant colors, figures with dark contours, as well as unusual compositions and views of perspective – characteristics that the Impressionists included into their own work as well. In Apple Trees In Blossom, Monet overwhelms human-made constructions, like the houses, with the image of nature, showing its infinite magnitude among us.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Apple Trees In Blossom, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Apple Trees In Blossom 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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