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Claude Oscar Monet is most famous for his oil paintings of water lilies. In fact, he concluded over two-hundred and fifty artworks portraying his beloved pond, including Water Lilies, done in 1906. The Impressionist and his second wife, Alice Hoschedé, moved to Giverny in 1883. During about a decade the artist traveled throughout the Mediterranean, seeking landscapes in Venice and even London.
Monet eventually settled down in his home in the country-side and with his upcoming success as a painter, was able to expand his property by purchasing the land adjacent to his. With a financial stability – as he was selling his art in the United States of America and all over Europe – the painter was able to hire housekeepers to attend to his family and many gardeners to help him maintain his growing garden. This garden became a living artwork, as Monet called it his “most beautiful masterpiece” and can be visited until this day. The Impressionists traditionally joined in groups to paint en plein air– meaning they worked outside to capture the fleeting effects of natural sunlight on a landscape. Although Monet ventured into the surroundings of Giverny, he was able to create a scene of his own in which many other modern painters came to visit and paint as well, like Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Eventually, the cultural and artistic influence that captured the Impressionists reflected also in Monet’s garden, as he installed a pond and a Japanese bridge over it. The flowers seen in Water Lilies, as well as the other paintings of the series, were imported from North Africa and South America. In this version, Monet depicts the pond in a square canvas that begins in a deep blue pigment in the bottom, gradually getting lighter with the shining sunlight, and then green at the top – as it reflects the vegetation, possibly tall trees.
There are clusters of water lilies in shades of light green, yellow and white in the background, as well as some pink flowers. The blue and green pigments of the water mix and some shades of purple can also be seen. Closer to the viewer, Monet depicts some scattered water lily leaves in shades of green, blue and purple, as well as some flowers. The vibrant colors and dark contours and very reminiscent of the Japanese woodcut prints that inspired Monet.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Water Lilies, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water Lilies 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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