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The main artist of King Philip IV's court, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was born in the late XVI century, in the summer of 1599. Famous for his precise use of the tenebrist style, he is responsible for some of the most impressive paintings in the history of Spain, culminating in the painting Las Meninas as his highlight. Diego Velázquez style became a paragon that influenced the Realist and Impressionist painters in the XIX century, having his paintings re-interpreted by the greatest artists of that era, such as Salvador Dalí, Picasso, and Francis Bacon.
This delicate and astonishing work of art was made by Diego Velázquez in 1644. It was commissioned to be displayed at the oratory of Elisabeth of France, Queen consort of King Philip IV, in Madrid. This piece is one of the rare religious works made by the artist, who was better known for his portraits and for the simplicity that is not usual in the paintings of other Baroque artists.
Velázquez used the same model from A Venus at Her Mirror to depict the Virgin in this painting. She displays a reverential and modest expression, with a straight nose, lowered eyes, and curved lips, transmitting emotion to the viewers. Forming an inverted triangle, master Velázquez has drawn God at the right of the canvas portrayed as a wise and caring old man, and at the left side of the painting, Jesus Christ, with his traditional long hair and beard. The Father and Son, together, hold Mary's crown above her blessed head.
The painting also forms a heart, on purpose, with the harmonical disposition of characters, both in form and color. The image of the heart is reinforced by Mary, who is centered in the composition, placing her hand over her chest with care. Diego Velázquez added a white dove above the crown, representing the Holy Spirit. The bird and both the Holy man are in the same level, forming a perfect triangular base, showing their equal standing within the Holy Trinity.
The Virgin Mary is drawn sitting in the clouds, representing the heavens. In the middle of the clouds, there are five finely drawn cherubs, with a refined technique that rivals Murillo, one of the most revered Baroque artists. The color palette used in the masterpiece is mostly composed of white, blue, and violet tonalities. There are also some notes of Venetian carmine instead of red, as advised by his master Francisco Pacheco.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Coronation of the Virgin 1645, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Coronation of the Virgin 1645 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 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.