Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
Claude Oscar Monet painted Bordighera 1 in 1884 when he visited the town that named the painting. This city is located on the Italian Riviera and is near the border of France and Italy. Monet worked there for about three months, even though he intended on staying only three weeks. He was fascinated with the vibrant natural light of the Mediterranean and wrote about this in a letter to his friend, Auguste Rodin, who was also a painter.
The Impressionist was significantly influenced by the Oriental culture coming into Europe, especially the Japanese woodcut prints which he – and many other artists – colected. Artists like Hokusai produced vibrant artworks with themes of nature and the everyday life. This simplicity captivated modern painters and propeled them to approach nature, as many moved away from the big cities, like Paris, and went to the country side. The Impressionists also developed their technique by painting en plein air, meaning they worked on location and in nature to capture the optical efects of natural sunlight.
This landscape is abundant in vegetation, inserting the viewer directly in the wilderness. Curvy and thin branches with tonalities of brown and blue are portrayed in the forefront. With rapid and swift brush strokes, Monet complements the first plan with green leaves and orange specks of paint. The abundant light glimmers on the vegetation and creates contrasting dark areas. In the background, the Impressionist depicts the city of Bordighera almost centered on the canvas. With simple loose brush strokes of ochre, brown, and blue, Monet represents the faraway town in a very modern way. To the left of the canvas, more vegetation is shown.
The far background portrays the vast, calm, and dark blue sea. The trees in the forefront cover almost the whole sky, which appears to be clear of clouds. Monet plays with the composition of this painting, as he positions the main subject – the city – in the background and gives more visual importance and detail to the vegetation of the landscape. Monet’s love for nature, as well as his love for the observation of the sunlight, was apparent is Bordighera 1, as well as most of his production during his artistic career.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Bordighera 1, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Bordighera 1 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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