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Monet's 1878 canvas The Avenue is an impressionistic reproduction from life and a positive view of domestic life as he saw it. Painted during a period of upheaval in the artist's life following the death of his mistress and mother of his children, The Avenue conjures an impression of a path leading from life to death flanked by the glory and magnificence of nature.
A few years previously Monet was commissioned to paint decorations for the country home of Ernest Hoschedé, a wealthy businessman, and collector of Impressionist paintings. During the time the artist spent with the family, he became close friends with each of them. When Ernest went bankrupt soon after, the painter and his wife offered to share their resources with the Hoschedés, and for a short while the families lived together at Vétheuil. Life at Vétheuil saw an upsurge in artistic activity from Monet, always working despite the rapidly declining health of his long-time partner Camille. Following her death in 1879, the wife of Ernest, Alice Hoschedé, became like a mother to Monet and Camille's children Jean and Michel. As Ernest worked to reestablish himself as a successful businessman, thus spending little time at home, Alice and Monet’s relationship developed into love.
Eloping together, Monet decided to travel the country until he found the countryside and house that suited him and Alice. A few years later the pair settled on Giverny, a village about eighty kilometers from Paris. It is easy to see, within The Avenue the uncertainty of the path ahead, yet the reconciling qualities of the natural foliage, encasing and protecting them. The new Monet family loved the house at Giverny, and the artist spent the rest of his life working in the garden on the premises. Along with his new wife, Alice, the family would remain in Giverny for the rest of their lives.
The centralized composition used in this painting form two triangular shapes; one on the road and the other following the trees – having both points to the horizon. The path is gray with scattered yellow leaves, as the green grass follows the side of the road. A sequence of trees stands tall, also on each side of the road and almost fades away the mournful figure standing in black. The orange leaves on the trees complement the hidden blue sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Avenue, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Avenue 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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