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Claude Oscar Monet painted the seascape called The Green Wave in 1866 and concluded the artwork a year later while visiting the coast of Normandy. The artist exhibited this artwork in the Impressionist exhibit of 1879 and got the critics saying it was “directly influenced by Edouard Manet.” In fact, the way Monet placed the horizon on the top of the canvas, as well as his style of painting and the construction of the composition is similar to Manet’s work – notably Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama, and The Kearsarge at Boulogne, paintings Monet had seen in a Paris art show during the same time. The Impressionist later changed the date of the artwork to 1865, even though it was not the correct year.
Edouard Manet was a Realist artist who inspired many of the Impressionists and is considered by many historians as one of the men who opened the doors to modern painting. Although Manet served as an influence to the newer generation of painters, he did not wish to work with their group and still wanted to achieve the approval of the institution, submitting works to the Paris Salon. Monet, on the other hand, along with his Impressionist colleagues, went in a different direction and organized their own art exhibit in 1874, calling it the Salon des Refusés – meaning the Salon of the rejected.
The Japanese art served as an excellent source of inspiration for Monet, as well as his Impressionist friends. These artworks came to Europe with almost no value, but these artists understood their worth. The Classic Academies strived for art that was reminiscent of the ancient Greeks, like the Paris Salon. The Japanese woodcut prints served as an opposition to this imposition, working with different aesthetics and themes. These woodcut prints, done in the Ukiyo-e technique, brought unusual compositions and perspectives, as well as vibrant colors and dark contours.
The Green Wave is a dynamic representation of the quickness of the sea. The water changes in many tonalities of green, and takes up almost the whole canvas. There are small sailboats seen battling the rough waters. The bubbling water the splashes on the closest boat, and is portrayed with thick strokes of white pigment. The sky is blue-gray, symbolizing uncertain weather. The way Monet orients the flow of his expressive brush strokes gives an impressive sense of movement to the scene.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Green Wave, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Green Wave 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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