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Claude Oscar Monet painted Canal In Amsterdam in 1874, the same year he joined other modern artists to work together in the region of Paris. Along with Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre Auguste Renoir, the artists organized exhibitions that went against the academy, as their work was often not well received by the official Salon of Paris. As an Impressionist, Monet – as well as other artists who worked along with him – valued working en plein air, meaning they painted outside to capture the natural light of the landscape, producing a non-idealized scene.
Although their first exhibition was soon to take place at Société Anonyme des Artistes, Monet left for the Netherlands, coming back to France about three months later. During this period, the Impressionist painted many Dutch landscapes as well as many other subjects. In Canal In Amsterdam, Monet worked in a very freely – most likely en plein air, meaning he painted on location, as the Impressionists valued the observation of the optical effect of natural sunlight on the landscape.
The artist portrays the busy canals of Amsterdam with shades of blue, white, and violet. The green and ochre buildings on the right of the canvas reflect on the water as well. A boat is featured on the forefront, and a bridge with many people is right behind it. A small green house is oddly placed on the left corner, and a dark green vegetation emerges behind it. The treetops have specks of purple that pop out from the white and light blue sky. The enormous church in the far background is painted in shades of blue and violet, with details in complementary yellow.
Monet, along with many of his colleges, was deeply influenced by the Japanese woodcut prints that were arriving in Europe. These artworks were aesthetically appealing to the modern artists and broke with the Classic Greek values and rules. The Japanese artists worked with a technique called Ukiyo-e that resulted in vibrant colors, unusual compositions, and dark contours. Modern artists wished to break with the mythical and biblical subjects in their work and were inspired by the exotic artworks of Japan, as the printmakers portrayed nature and scenes of every-day life.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Canal In Amsterdam, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Canal In Amsterdam 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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