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Claude Oscar Monet and his wife Alice found a home in Giverny for them and their combined eight children, by the end of the 1800s. They rented a property with a large garden area and house that later on they were able to buy. During the last phase of the Impressionist’s career, his most significant inspiration was the lively and colorful garden he created, calling it his greatest masterpiece. The artist made many painting portraying the surroundings he greatly enjoyed and built with much care, with magnificent trees, an infinite number of blooming flowers, and even a pond with a Japanese style bridge.
One of Monet’s greatest inspiration was the Japanese woodcut prints he collected – as did many other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Artists like Hokusai used a technique called Ukiyo-e that enabled the use of vibrant colors and dark contours. These prints brought subjects of the ordinary, everyday life and the magnitude of nature, as well as humankind's interaction with it. Monet and his colleagues painted mostly en plein air, meaning they painted outside and in contact with nature, enabling them to observe the optical effects of sunlight on a landscape. Monet translated his passion for nature with expressive brush strokes on canvas.
Monet painted Giverny in Spring during the turn of the century, 1899-1900. This artwork is an exquisite example of an Impressionistic look upon a landscape. The brush strokes are vivid and freely applied to the surface of the canvas with bright colors. The painter used a low viewpoint, placing the viewer underneath the blooming trees. The forefront is filled with dark colors, because of the shade cast by the vegetation. The green, orange, and yellow grass vary from dark to light, while the trees get lighter as they get farther away. The top of the trees is filled with soft pink flowers and some specks of green leaves.
The far background is yellow and green, contrasting with the violet and blue sky. The color palette is beautifully complementing with combinations of yellow with purple, green with pink, and orange with blue. Monet’s love for nature transpires throughout his whole career, but his production in Giverny is the culmination of this, as his technique is bolder than ever, and so is his passion.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Giverny In Springtime, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Giverny In Springtime 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.
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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 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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