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Claude Oscar Monet painted Sailing Boats At Honfleur during one of his visits to the town on the French coast. In early 1864, the Impressionist had visited the same town with his friend, and also an artist – Frederic Bazille. They painted the coast as well as the countryside together in an Impressionistic manner. Monet is famous for his paintings of sailboats, and it was one of his favorite themes. As a modern artist, subjects of transportation were of keen interest.
The Impressionists, like Monet, were influenced by the different aesthetics of the Japanese art. Artists like Hokusai worked with the precise technique of woodcut prints to create beautiful works of art with vivid colors, dark contours, and non-traditional compositions. The Orient brought Europe a view upon the world that opposed the modern times, and artists showed this in their work as they depicted subjects of the every-day life and nature. This was a significant influence on modern painters, who also valued these themes. The Impressionists began to work en plein air as they felt the need to experience the natural surroundings and observe the effects of natural lighting on the landscape.
The oil painting Sailing Boats At Honfleur has a subtle color palette, as Monet chooses not to use vibrant pigments. A sailboat tied to the pier is the central figure of the painting. It is half black and white and is portrayed with much detail, even though it was painted loosely. The boat reflects beautifully on the water, as does the yellow sunlight – which also reflects on the bottom of the boat.
The pier on the right side of the canvas depicts many people standing and talking, all in shades of black, gray and dark blue. Behind them, we can see a series of sails of other boats that are not in the range of view. The water is light blue and yellow, reflecting the dark shades of the pier as well. The background of the left side of the canvas portrays an orange and black boat, possibly heading to the dock. The far-away city can be seen on the far horizon, and the sky is bright in a light toned and soft blue – although the rest of the canvas was painted with more visible brush strokes.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sailing Boats At Honfleur, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sailing Boats At Honfleur 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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