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Claude Oscar Monet was an Impressionist artist who became famous for his extensive series of water lily paintings, including Water Lillies I. In 1883, he moved to Giverny along with his family – Alice Hoschedé, his second wife, and their kids, which added up to eight combined children. During this period Monet traveled a considerable amount, for he sought financial stability by establishing himself in the art market.
The painter’s efforts eventually paid off, and he began to sell his art in North America and all over Europe. Because of this new stability, he finally settled down in Giverny with his family and dedicated his time to his magnificent garden. As an Impressionist, Monet had a passion for nature and for portraying it – working mainly en plein air, meaning he painted outdoors. He began to study about horticulture, and other modern painters would meet in his garden to exchange information about gardening, as well as depict the surroundings. Monet was able to not only buy the house he was renting but purchase the surrounding properties as well, so he could expand his garden.
One of the most precious spots of Monet’s garden is the water lily pond he had installed along with a Japanese bridge – a location that is still open for visitation and is preserved the way the artist left it. The Impressionists loved observing, collecting, and trading Japanese woodcut prints. These exotic artworks were valued by this group of painters because of its unusual aesthetic values, very different then what the European art academies saw as “good art.” Monet was particularly enthusiastic about the Japanese art and culture. This influence reflected in his paintings, as well as his garden.
In the oil painting Water Lillies I, Monet used a square canvas with dulled down pigments, compared to most of his daytime landscapes. The color palette he used gives a gloomy atmosphere as if it were late afternoon. The pond reflects the dark trees in shades of dark purple and blue, while the lighter tones of the water were painted in violet. There are many bundles of blossoming white, blue and pink water lilies with dark green leaves scattered on the water, giving a good sense of perspective. Monet was fascinated by these flowers and had them shipped in especially from South America for his precious pond.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Water Lillies I, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water Lillies 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 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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