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Claude Oscar Monet and his first wife Camille moved to England in 1870 to flee from the Franco-Prussian war, where his fellow Impressionist friend Frederic Bazille died in combat. While on British grounds, the artist was influenced by the Romanticist landscape painters Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable, which he studied profoundly, helping him innovate in his color palette. In May of 1871, the Monet and his family moved to the Netherlands, where he painted Zaandam (detail) – that was part of a series of twenty-five paintings, including Houses on the Zaan River at Zaandam and Canal in Zaandam
The painter enjoyed the Dutch landscapes and portrayed it immensely in a short period of time, making the authorities suspect that he was involved in revolutionary activities. During this time, the artist took advantage of his geographic location and made his first visit to Amsterdam, where he also concluded paintings depicting the surroundings. Monet and his Impressionist colleagues traditionally work en plein air, meaning they painted outside to capture the effect of the fleeting sunlight upon a landscape. These modern painters were concerned in representing what they saw in complementary color palettes and expressive brushstrokes, which resulted in paintings that went against the traditional standards of the classic painting masters.
Although the group’s first Impressionist exhibition only happened in 1874, the paintings produced during his stay in Zaandam already give an idea of the path he was going to take in his career. The group created an alternative exhibition to the Paris Salon, as they were mostly rejected from their art shows – therefore the name: Salon des Refusés, meaning the Salon of the Rejected. In Zaandam (detail), Monet portrays a scene from the houses close to the river, that seems to be a cutout from a larger painting.
There are two colorful houses on the banks of the river at a diagonal angle – one is orange-brown, and the other is green – creating a sense of perspective. There are a series of trees next to and in between the houses in shades of green and this combination of colors reflect in the water. The sky and water are light blue, and other constructions can be seen in the far background. Monet inserts a small part of a sailboat on the right side of the canvas as if it were cut out of the composition.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Zaandam (detail), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Zaandam (detail) 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.
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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 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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