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Degas’ The Blue Dancers, painted in 1899 and currently housed at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, is the culmination of the artist’s life-long study of movement and dancers. Once humbly trying to explain his fervent interest in the rehearsals, performances, and training of ballerinas, Degas said: “People call me the painter of dancing girls. It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” The Blue Dancers was drawn with pastels in the last twenty years of his career when he was working from a large Montmartre studio. It is said that visitors to his studio would comment on the artist’s remarkable skill for conjuring images of such beauty from such gloomy surroundings. Initially part of the group that became known to the world as the Impressionists, Degas participated in the first exhibition of their works in 1874 and was featured in the majority of the subsequent ones. Yet his work always seemed to appear independent from the luminous landscape reproductions of Monet, and the idyllic inner world of Renoir. Degas was, most importantly, a painter of contemporary life, as symbolised in the highly trained balance and energy of ballerinas.
Frequently visited in his studios by his peers Mary Cassatt, Édouard Manet, and Paul Gauguin, Degas absorbed the divergent views of a great many prodigious talents. Mastering a variety of media including oil, pastel, printmaking, sculpture, and photography, his occupation was to reflect the inner complexity of human beings, and he did so by highlighting tiniest and most fleeting gestures. By the time of his The Blue Dancers, Degas was almost blind. Yet he continued to create works of remarkable intimacy and beauty, characterised by a loose style and luminous palette, and all displaying his signature ability to both contain movement and reproduce it.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Blue Dancers, c.1899, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Blue Dancers, c.1899 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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