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After the passing of his wife, Camille, Claude Oscar Monet and Alice Hoschedé got married. She was already a close friend and found of his children. The artist had kids of his own, as did Alice, and they all joined as a big family. Monet painted The Steps At Vetheuil while living in Vetheuil in 1880, portraying the garden, that he cultured with much passion, as well as some members of his family.
Like many other Impressionists, Monet had a great passion for horticulture and nature. These modern painters would work en plein air, meaning they painted outside to experience the surroundings. Observing the natural sunlight was a fundamental part of their process, as they strived to capture the optical effects through expressive strokes of color. Monet, along with many of his colleagues, enjoyed the aesthetic values and subjects of the Japanese art that was arriving in Europe. With vibrant colors and beautiful simplicity, these woodcut prints depicted scenes of the every-day life and nature.
The painting The Steps At Vetheuil depicts a centered path between the rich vegetation of the garden, leading to a fleet of stairs. Four ornamented vases with red-orange flowers and decorated with blue paintings of Oriental figures are placed with two on each side of the path, and full green grass follows. The stairway is almost unnoticeable because of the volume of bushes with red flowers that grow over it.
Behind the boy, Monet’s garden is thick and wild – filled with tall sunflowers of bright yellow and brown cores. Sunflowers inspired many Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, especially Vincent Van Gogh, who concluded two series portraying this flower during his life. Monet used loose and small brush strokes to depict the busy amount of leaves of the bundles of mixed vegetation. Monet painted a mix of blue, red, violet specks representing different flowers in the green bunch.
Two human figures stand in the middle of the stairs, probably Monet’s other children. In the far background, he depicts their spacious house with two chimneys. The roof was painted with tonalities of gray, blue and violet where there is less light on the right. The left part of the roof is bathed in vibrant light, and the artist uses red-brown and pink to highlight this glimmering sunlight. Monet also used this same pink to highlight the white and yellow clouds upon the blue sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Steps At Vetheuil, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Steps At Vetheuil 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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