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Claude Oscar Monet painted The Artists House At Argenteuil in 1873, a significant year for the artist as well as for the movement he was part of – the Impressionism. It was during this time that the painter concluded Impression Sunrise, the painting that would ultimately name the movement, even though it was a pejorative term at the time. A year later, they held their first exhibition and called it Salon des Refusés, or the Salon of the Rejected, as they were mostly excluded from the prestigious art show of the Paris Salon.
The Impressionist movement went against the traditional standards of art imposed by the Classic Academies. They painted in a very modern way, refusing to be contained by their studio space and freely painting outdoors, or as they called in painting en plein air. Monet and his colleagues would join in groups to paint the same scene together and exchange information with each other about style and technique, focusing on the fleeting optical effects of the sunlight on the landscape and figures.
Monet and Camille Doncieux were a newlywed couple, and they moved together with their children to a house in Argenteuil in December of 1871. Their home was near the Seine river, a subject depicted by many modern painters, like Edouard Manet and Vincent Van Gogh. In The Artists House At Argenteuil, Monet captures a scene of his daily life in his home. He always enjoyed gardening, so it is natural that his surroundings would be filled with plants and flowers.
His child stands in the forefront, facing the back of the garden, holding a hoop, and wearing a white dress with a sun hat. The left side of the canvas depicts many vegetations, with ochre and green trees, as well as purple and red flowers. There is a tall, dark tree in the background as well. The right side shows a row of Oriental vases filled with blossoming white flowers and his house on the far side that casts a shadow upon most of the painting. Camille stands on the steps of the entrance door, checking on her child. The house features climbing vegetation which blends into the constructions features, like its tall brown windows. Monet enjoyed portraying these natural scenes of his daily routine, and this was considered a very modern theme for painting.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Artists House At Argenteuil, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Artists House 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.
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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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