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Edwin Lord Weeks' A Court In The Alhambra In The Time Of The Moors, painted in 1876, is characteristic of the artist's taste for fashioning blazingly exotic and imagined historical images. A student of the French Academy master, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Weeks learned a remarkable skill for rendering scenes from Classical antiquity as familiar to modern eyes. With a keen eye for subtle and disconcerting details, the artist, whose working life coincided with the invention of photography, was a paradoxically modern painter. Taking many voyages to the East, Weeks fed the insatiable appetite of the art-collecting classes for experiential images of daily life that, with the benefit of hindsight, are comparable to cinematic or photographic scenes in their disconcerting artificiality. Since his death at the beginning of the nineteenth century many of his works have, through photographic reproduction, appeared in travellers guides and history texts and have come to inform a number of generations' perception of the Islamic world.
In his A Court In The Alhambra In The Time Of The Moors, a rich Orientalist scene, curious flamingoes, the anonymous figures that stand like props, and the delicate filigree of the Islamic architecture scatter unusual combinations and contrasts of light and shade across the interior of the walls. Weeks' work would have delighted his audience and, choosing to set the scene in Moorish Spain during the Islamic Golden age, offered a unique view of an Orientalist Europe. Orientalist painting was a wise genre for adventurous painters to study and is defined as the imitation of Middle Eastern life by European artists in nineteenth century Academic painting. First forged in France after Napoleon's invasion of Egypt and Syria 1798-1801, and the dramatic rise in archeological discoveries that followed led to the establishment of national museums of world artefacts. Painting for a populace fascinated with the exotic world of the Orient, Weeks' A Court In The Alhambra In The Time Of The Moors is an emblematic work of the nineteenth century.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Court In The Alhambra In The Time Of The Moors, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Court In The Alhambra In The Time Of The Moors 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 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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