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Claude Oscar Monet settled in Giverny with his new wife and children in 1883, after years of continental travel. They found a house with a large garden area that they were able to rent, and in the future, purchase. The artist began to cultivate his garden and use it as a reference for studies when the weather was bad, and he was not able to seek other landscapes. Eventually, his garden became a world of its own and the main subject of Monet’s production. He discovered many other artists that, like himself, left the busy city of Paris to reconnect with nature in the countryside. The Impressionist developed a passion for horticulture, and he passed this to other modern painters, as they would exchange their knowledge of gardening. His garden was portrayed by many of his friends, including Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Monet developed a love for the exotic Japanese art that was arriving Europe. This art was very different from the Classic aesthetic and values, something that grasped the attention of many Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Monet himself built a Japanese style bridge over his lily pond because of this Oriental influence. He was able to sustain his extravagant garden after he became more well-known and was able to sell his paintings all over Europe and even in the USA. The artwork entitled Water-Lilies 14 is one of the many portrayals of Monet’s beloved pond and intensely evokes the viewer's senses. In this version, the artist features only the pond, using mainly green pigments, with small areas of light blue, violet, and yellow.
This period was of significant change in Europe, as the modern times brought a quicker pace to life and a new desire for the materialism. As the Impressionists looked at the Orient, they found a new love for a slower approach to life, leading to an appreciation of nature. With bright colors and non-traditional compositions, Japanese artists like Hokusai brought themes of humanity’s connection to nature in their prints – a significant influence Monet’s paintings, especially during this period. The direct contact modern painters had with nature and their surroundings was a major aesthetic influence. They called this way of working as painting en plein air. The oil painting Water-Lilies 14 is a beautiful expression of Monet’s love for portraying nature.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Water-Lilies 14, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water-Lilies 14 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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