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Claude Oscar Monet painted Vase of Tulips I in 1885, along with two other floral still life paintings of tulips done during the same year. During the majority of this decade, the artist traveled a lot, especially around the coast of the Mediterranean, but also in other parts of Europe, like London. He wished to achieve success as an Impressionist painter, as to do so, sought different landscapes and inspirations to implement his body of work.
In 1883, Monet and his wife found a perfect spot to settle down in a small town called Giverny – even though he continued his travels. Other Impressionists had the same desire as Monet to get away from the busy life of the big cities, like France, and many decided to move to the country-side. These artists longed to establish a connection with nature, especially while creating their art. The Impressionist painters no longer found the need to work confined in their studio, if they could go outdoors and paint their surroundings as they saw it, and not the way they idealized it – the French called this painting en plein air.
As Monet’s reputation grew, so did his sale numbers, and eventually, he was financially stable enough to invest in his beloved garden. The garden in Giverny is a spectacular display of nature, which gave the artist the option of painting landscapes without leaving his home. Monet enjoyed painting flowers, but rarely in still life form – meaning, in this case, that this work is an indoor scene with a flower arrangement in a vase – rather than flowers growing in a landscape scene. In Vase of Tulips I, the artist used an unusual but beautiful color palette. The curvy leaves of the tulips were painted with blue tonalities and some green hints of highlights. The white flowers hold strokes of pink and yellow, while the red flowers have shades of orange.
The composition gives significant attention to the flower arrangement, as the glass vase leaves the edge of the canvas, showing only a fragment in green and purple pigments. The background is a mix of pink, yellow, violet, and white in blended, but still visible, brush strokes. The figure represented in this oil painting has blue contours, reminiscent of the Japanese woodcut prints that Monet was passionate about collecting. These flowers were most likely picked from the painter’s fantastical garden in Giverny.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Vase of Tulips I, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Vase of Tulips I 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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