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Claude Oscar Monet painted The Windmill On The Onbekende Canal Amsterdam in 1874. This was a significant year for him and other modern artists at the time, as they joined to paint together in the region of Paris. This group of artists, which included Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edouard Manet, and Alfred Sisley, organized exhibitions for artists whose works did not fit in the molds of the Classic Academies and were rejected from the exhibitions of the Paris Salon. The Impressionists mainly worked en plein air – meaning they left their studios to work on location and create a painting that is a reproduction of their experience and not just an idealized scene painted from memory.
Monet left for the Netherlands for about three months, even though the first Impressionistic exhibition was about to take place at Société Anonyme des Artistes. During his visit in the year of 1874, the artist portrayed many Dutch landscapes, like Amsterdam and Canal in Amsterdam. In The Windmill On The Onbekende Canal Amsterdam, Monet worked very freely and probably en plein air, observing the optical effect of the natural lighting on the scene.
Being significantly influenced by the Oriental culture that was arriving in Europe, Monet and his colleges applied this to their art. The Japanese woodcut prints had bright and pure colors, unusual compositions and subjects of the everyday life and nature, which was an opposition to the Classic standards inherited by the Renassaince masters – like painting realistically and portraying biblical and mythical subjects. Modern artists were leaving their studios and working in direct contact with nature.
In The Windmill On The Onbekende Canal Amsterdam, Monet beautifully portrays a gloomy day in the Dutch capital. The grand windmill is painted with shades of brown, ochre and black – which reflects in the river, as well as the other houses and boats. These constructions are very colorful, with tones of red, yellow and blue, contrasting with the overall gray of the rest of the painting. The sky is mostly gray with some rapid strokes of blue and white. Monet painted this Dutch landscape in an Impressionistic manner, with expressive brush strokes and a balanced color palette.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Windmill On The Onbekende Canal Amsterdam, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Windmill On The Onbekende Canal Amsterdam 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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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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