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Claude Oscar Monet concluded a series of over two-hundred and fifty paintings of his treasured water lily pond in Giverny. The artist moved to the small town in the countryside along with his large family in 1883. His second wife, Alice Hoschedé, had six children from her last marriage, and the painter had two kids from his previous marriage with Camille, who passed away in 1879 of tuberculosis.
The painter was going through financial difficulties during the year Monet, and his family moved to Giverny – a situation that changed as his extensive travels through the Europe and the Mediterranean coast resulted in many beautiful paintings which he sold around the world – Monet was being recognized for his hard work and efforts. With excellent financial security, he began to invest in his environment and purchased the property adjacent his home, as well as hiring many housekeepers to help his family.
As an Impressionist, Monet had an interest in his natural surroundings. This interest grew to a great passion for the art of horticulture. The artist began to expand the garden of his house in Giverny with many colorful flowers, like poppies, irises, and roses, as well as many other vegetations and trees. Many historians consider the Japanese art to be a significant influence for these modern painters and their desire to work en plein air, meaning they painted outside. Also derived from the cultural impact of the Japanese, Monet installed a small pond in his garden, as well as an Oriental bridge over it. These artworks done in woodcut prints brought subjects of the everyday life and scenes of their natural surroundings.
One of the paintings of this extensive series of watery landscapes is Pool with Waterlilies. In this version, Monet only portrays the water and the lilies. With a fantastical color palette, the artist gave this painting a surreal atmosphere. The surface of the water was painted with expressive vertical brushstrokes of blue, green, and purple in a variety of tonalities. The lilies were depicted with even looser and more expressive strokes of thick paint – in some areas in simple squiggly lines. The leaves of the water lilies vary from shades of yellow, white, pink, violet, and green. There are some scattered flowers in bright red and orange floating on the surface of the water as well.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Pool with Waterlilies, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Pool with Waterlilies 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 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.