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Initially rejected by the French Salon and influenced by the shared independent exhibitions of Courbet and Manet before them, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, CÃ©zanne, and Bazille decided to exhibit their works together, culminating in the 1874 Impressionist exhibition that would lay the foundations for Modern Art.
At the time of this first show, Monet had been living in a house in Argenteuil for a few years. The village, just a short train journey from Paris, yet with an idiosyncratic balance between the semi-rural and the bustle of a popular weekend retreat, would be an immense inspiration for the artist and would produce such staggering impressionist reproductions as The Garden At Argenteuil. The Impressionist's home at Argenteuil, and then his house at Giverny, became social and artistic hothouses for his Impressionist friends, who would paint side-by-side with Monet capturing the same scenes from different angles.
The Garden At Argenteuil is characteristic of the paintrs's ability to view a deeply personal scene with a relatively objective eye. Although imbued with domestic warmth and enlivened by the support of his family and friends, Monet's experiential reproductions are characterized by a neutral eye studying the effects of light on a range of surfaces. However, one of the small figures on the canvas may be his partner Camille who he painted in the garden sometimes. This intimate garden was both a public and a private space and one which would forever emblematize his Camille who died only a few years after The Garden At Argenteuil was painted.
The intimacy of the encounter is further achieved through the dense, thickness of the brush-strokes, forming a mosaic of unblended colors, and rendering the scene as a series of fragments of light lived, experienced, and enjoyed. In Monet's The Garden At Argenteuil Aka The Dahlias, the painter portrays the flowers in front of his house as the central figure of this artwork. The grand amount of big red, yellow, white, orange, pink roses decorates the significant volume of green-leaved bushes that take up almost half of the canvas. Behind this bush, there is a timid picked fence and a couple standing by the gate. The two-story house is beige and surrounded by green, yellow and ochre trees. The sky is filled with clouds, and the sun shines its yellow light through them.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Garden At Argenteuil Aka The Dahlias, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Garden At Argenteuil Aka The Dahlias 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.
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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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