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The Rehearsal is a very different piece. It is an oil painting made between the years of 1873 and 1878, during a time where Degas was experimenting with various media and leaning towards Impressionism, this piece presents several Academic characteristics. What stands out aesthetically the most is the accuracy of details, not only on the rehearsal scene that names the piece but also on the details outside the window.
There is a large room, beautifully represented with a very natural choice of perspective, where the ballerinas are dancing to the right. Three arched windows cover the structure top to bottom, evenly placed along the back wall of the room. The day is very bright outside, yet the room is dark and contrasts with this subtle lightness that comes from the window. Even though the light that comes from the window shines onto the room, it is not enough to brighten the entire room as it’s mostly dark and brown. These details make this piece rather unique among other Degas’ paintings, for its lack of color and vibrancy. The artist rarely represents the subtlety of colors seen in this scene.
Outside the window, the viewer can see an abundance of detail like the yellow buildings evoking the Parisian architecture. Also some dark green trees, brick orange rooftops and a bright blue sky filled with cottony clouds. All these details are even more interesting as they were painted respecting the glass texture that filters the scene to the viewer. The inside of the room is painted in tones of yellow and brown, and it’s possible to see how these walls would be bright under the right lighting, but everything is very dark contrasting with the windows. The faint light that comes from the window shines a bit on the ground, but everything remains dark.
Several ballerinas are dancing, and some are striking the same pose as if they were the ones being guided on the moment at the painting. On the back, some are stretching and striking poses but not coordinated. They wear bright white dresses and pink stockings and wear ribbons on their waists and hairs with several different colors. They also have a black ribbon around their necks, a detail seen in several pieces like Dance Class at the Opera. To the left, there is a man in black playing the violin in the foreground. He is sitting on a chair, but it’s possible to see his tailcoat and white collar, as well as details from his wooden violin.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Rehearsal, c.1873-78, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Rehearsal, c.1873-78 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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