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Eugene Delacroixâs 1826 oil painting Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi is a monumental history painting commemorating a major battle of the Greek War of Independence. The conflict was watched with considerable interest by artists and poets of the day, many of which could have been described as playing a part in the Neo-Classicist movement and consequently having a fervent interest in the fate of the Greek people. Currently housed in the MusÃ©e des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Delacroixâs allegorical reproduction of the Third Siege of Missolonghi by the Ottoman forces in 1826, in which a mass breakout was attempted by many of the besieged citizens, is a moving image of a national phoenix rising from the miserable rubble. The sortie tragically failed and many of the Greeks were killed. It would be not be until 1832 that the nation achieved independence. The town of Missolonghi was besieged a number of times by the Ottomans and the death of Lord Byron in the area during the same year as Delacroixâs painting of Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi added to the infamy of the town.
Like his later work Liberty Leading the People, Delacroix depicts the emblematic Greek woman wearing traditional costume, her chest bare, with her arms outstretched in mourning. Wavering between national allegory and traditional battle scene, Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi is an expressive canvas rendered with a masterful eye for drama and contrast. As the leader of the French Romantic School, Delacroix's careful reproduction of the effects of light would greatly influence the Impressionists of the 1870s, and his allegiance to the Venetian Renaissance ideals of depicting movement rather than clarity of form forged an immensely sublime body of work. Deeply interested in Orientalist themes, Delacroix broke from the classical imagery of his day and travelled through North Africa in search of diversity and fresh visions - Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi is one of his most moving discoveries.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi 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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