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Monet's 1874 canvas The Bridge At Argenteuil is just one of seven impressionistic reproductions of the Argenteuil Bridge that the artist painted that year, yet it has remained the dominant view of the scene that has permeated through art history. Exhibited at the seminal first Impressionist exhibition of 1874 in which the small group of like-minded artists displayed their work independent to the hostile circles of the Beaux-Arts that would not accept their innovative style. Influenced by the shared independent exhibitions of Courbet and Manet before them, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Cézanne and Bazille decided to exhibit their works together, culminating in a show that would lay the foundations for Modern Art.
The bridge, circumvented by a railway which ran along the Seine and towards the village of Argenteuil where Monet was living, cuts a diagonal swath across the canvas separating solid mass and water. Allowing Monet to practice his skill in capturing the impressions of light on varying surfaces, the sailing boats, roofs, masts, and the riverbank, all provide complementary and contrasting colors with which to highlight the shimmering light of the day.
Another vital reason for wishing to avoid the mass exhibitions of the French salons was that the audience would not be able to get close to the works, often jumbled together without any hint of the curatorial minimalism galleries prefer today. The Bridge At Argenteuil benefits from an intimate view. When approaching the canvas the conglomeration of Monet's brushwork builds a lifelike reproduction of the popular spot, yet coming closer to the work one notices every single distinct stroke of the brush, forming a ghostly mosaic of color elements. This phenomenal work of artistic vision captures the firm and solid structure of an ephemeral moment, leaving the eye of the viewer to complete the impression.
Monet’s Impressionistic take on this landscape is stunning, as well as his bright color palette. There are three boats depicted side by side on the forefront, in tonalities of white, yellow, green and light brown. The water reflects the sailboats, as well as the blue and white of the sky. The river seen in the background is darker, as it mirrors the tall trees in the distance. The bridge and other constructions are also seen on the still waters.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Bridge 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 Bridge 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.
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 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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