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Claude Oscar Monet’s oil painting Luncheon on the Grass 2 was painted in 1865 and is a study for a panel that the artist never concluded. Monet intended to finish a large-scale painting on a panel that was four meters high and six meters wide. In fact, he worked on it for a while, but because of his financial difficulties, in 1866 he was forced to stop working use the painting as a security deposit since he did not pay his rent. His landlord simply rolled up the canvas and stored it in his cellar until the artist had enough money to pay his dues. Unfortunately, the painting grew mold and Monet decided to cut out the pieces that he could save – the artwork turned into three fragments.
To be able to work on a large-scale piece like Monet intended, many smaller studies had to be made prior to the final panel. Out of these series of studies, Luncheon on the Grass 2 stands out for being a finished artwork on its own – even though it was made with the intention of being a study. This oil painting is seen as a reference to Edouard Manet’s painting Le Dejeuner Sur l’Herbe (The Picnic), from the Realism movement, concluded only two years earlier. Manet’s work was not well received by the art critics when it was exhibited in the Salon des Refusés – a Salon created by modern artists whose work were not accepted in the official Salon of Paris. Monet seemed to be paying a sort of tribute to the Realist with Luncheon on the Grass 2.
From analyzing the existing panels of the final work and the study Luncheon on the Grass 2, we can conclude that very few changes were made. The most noticeable and essential modification made was that one of the men sitting on the picnic cloth on the floor is later portrayed with a full beard, resembling the Realist, Gustav Courbet. This masterpiece is filled with colorful and joyful people enjoying a picnic in the shade of the tall trees. Monet created a harmonious atmosphere with his use of light and shadow, as well as his choice of color palette. This ordinary scene was considered a very modern subject at the time and not well seen by the conservative art critics.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Luncheon on the Grass 2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Luncheon on the Grass 2 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 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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