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Currently, for safety, we're able to ship framed paintings only up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
Claude Oscar Monet visited the town of Bordighera, located on the Italian Riviera and nearby the border between France and Italy, in 1884. He initially intended on working only three weeks on the location but stayed about three months. In a letter to Auguste Rodin, a fellow friend and painter, he wrote about his excitement in seeing the landscapes and the vibrant light of the Mediterranean.
During the 1800s, Monet traveled extensively through Europe searching landscapes to portray and building his career as an artist. In 1883, the painter and his second wife, Alice Hoschedé, found a small town called Giverny and rented a house for their family. Even so, Monet continued traveling for about a decade, until he finally settled down in his countryside home. With his upcoming success in his artistic career, the painter was able to purchase many properties surrounding his house – which he also was able to buy – and there created a beautiful garden that can be visited until today.
The oil painting View Of Bordighera is one of many landscape paintings the artist concluded in his travels. This artwork, similar to Bordighera 1, shows a faraway view of the city from behind native vegetation. There are tall trees and full bushes of green and ochre leaves in the forefront of the composition. Farther into the background, the city of Bordighera is represented with simple and Impressionistic strokes of pastel colors. The sea and sky are calm and hold different shades of blue. With pure white dots in the sky, Monet represents a couple of birds over the city.
Monet worked mostly en plein air, meaning he painted outside so he could observe the landscape and the natural lighting, as did the other Impressionists. During a time in his career, the painter concluded he had better results when he gave the final touches of his art in his studio, causing his colleagues to frown upon his methods. One of the factors that influenced this group of artists to work in nature was the shock of the Oriental culture that went against modern times in Europe. The Japanese woodcut prints were popular with the Impressionists and portrayed subjects of the ordinary life, and scenes in nature.
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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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.
Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.