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Claude Oscar Monet married Alice Hoschede got married after the death of the artist’s former wife, Alice. By the end of the 1800s, the newlywed couple searched for a house for their new family – which includes their combined eight children. They settled down in a home in Giverny, where Monet spent his last days. The Impressionist created a beautiful garden on his property that became his primary subject for painting and his love for horticulture grew. Many other Impressionists frequented Monet’s home and portrayed the fantastical garden, including his close friend Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Although Monet was not financially secure when the family settled down in Giverny, his career soon launched and he became known worldwide. Because of his financial stability, gardeners and housekeepers were hired by the artist to help his family and tend to his magnificent garden – that can be visited to this day. With a beautiful combination of tall trees, colorful flowers, and abundant vegetation, this garden represents a paradise of aesthetic value for any painter, classic or modern.
Influenced by the Japanese culture that was coming to Europe – especially through the woodcut prints from artists like Hokusai – Monet built a Japanese bridge over his pond. He shipped the exotic water lilies from South America and North Africa, something that gave him some problems with the city council. His passion for his lily pond was tremendous and he concluded a series of about 250 oil paintings portraying it, including Water Lilies27.
During this period, Monet developed cataracts, making his vision blurry and consequently, affected the way he painted – not well seen by the art critics of the time. This dark version of his pond is very captivating, for it almost loses its figurative value. Even though this abstraction could not have been as intentional as future artists intended, Monet’s later work inspired the Abstract Expressionists of the 1950’s.
In the painting Water Lilies27, Monet used a light blue, green, and violet base. Over the water, the Impressionist painted the leaves with loose brush strokes and fantastical shades of green, blue, red, yellow, purple, and pink – similar to the painting Water-Lilies 29. He also painted dark contours on the flat leaves, an aesthetic influence from the Japanese woodcut prints.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Water Lilies27, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water Lilies27 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 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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