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Claude Oscar Monet concluded many paintings of the Seine river while living in Argenteuil from 1871 to 1878, including Sailing At Argenteuil. The French river was a reoccurring landscape in the work of many modern painters, including Impressionist, Post-Impressionists, and Pointillists. Boating was very popular during this period, and this enabled a perfect scene for painters like Monet to portray in fast Impressionistic artworks.
Like other Impressionists, Monet had a fascination with common scenes of the every-day life, as well as observing the optical effects of the sunlight over a landscape. Ocean and river themes were very popular amongst this group of artists because depicting water with oil paint and paint brushes is a challenge. The fleeting effect of light on a glistering surface is not easy to capture, but Monet did so beautifully in Sailing At Argenteuil. The Pointillists executed many color studies with complementary color palettes in which the Impressionists also adapted into their work to create greater harmony.
The Japanese woodcut prints brought to Europe at the time also served as a significant inspiration to this group of artists, including Monet. These artworks were vibrant and different from what Europe was accustomed to, as they brought stylized human figures and breathtaking nature. This is considered one of the reasons the artists decided to shift to working en plein air, meaning working outside in French.
The oil painting Sailing At Argenteuil shows a boat on the forefront with a large white sail that gives the impression that it takes up most of the canvas. The sailboat is blue, white, and red – a possible small homage to the French flag – and there are two men on it. On the left, a man sitting in the boat wearing a pink shirt and a hat, while the gentleman on the right wears dark blue clothes and is standing on the front of the boat. All of these colors reflect on the surface of the water in vibrant pigments. There is a small dock on the bottom right corner of the painting, as some white ducks underneath. The background shows other sailboats, as well as people in other boating activities. The horizon is filled with tall, full trees in dark green and brown. The blue sky is calm and has little clouds, as the day is very sunny and bright.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sailing At Argenteuil, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sailing At Argenteuil 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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