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Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
Cats is a captivating 61 x 50.5 cm oil painting by the artist Franz Marc, who became known in the early 20th century for his stellar work, representing a more abstract take on German Expressionism. Throughout his whole life, the artist was very interested in animals. Since his early and more realistic years, Marc was constantly depicting animals. He made his income out of animal anatomy classes, lecturing students and upcoming artists through a significant amount of years. Cats is a tender picture that shows two felines lying together, resting.
This heartwarming painting already embodies Marc's later palette, using mainly the primaries, along with black, white, and green. Here, the painter's manner is a step away from his most famous works. In an almost graphic manner, the brushwork is very gestural and very reminiscent of Van Gogh's work.
The ground was painted in light brown, and there is warm green grass on both sides of the image. The cat closest to the forefront was painted white and blue, with black for his contours. The other one is almost centered on the composition and has its face turned to the viewer, painted with orange, contrasting to the blue close to it. They are both lying on a red piece of fabric. The image evokes tenderness in the viewer, and even with a more gestural style, Marc seems to capture the cat's main traits and essence truthfully.
Marc entered Munich's Royal Academy, where he was taught by some of the most praised artists from his time. His choice in career was possibly inspired by his father, who was a landscape painter. The artist had to interrupt his studies and serve in the military, and after that, he went to Paris in 1907. There, Marc had a significant experience with impactful pieces of Modern art: he saw the works of the Post-Impressionists and was thoroughly fascinated by them.
The German artist became an autodidact, and in the upcoming years, his work took many different changes. His later work became his most beloved output. In 1910, he met Wassily Kandinsky, and together they decided to work in a more abstract vein, sharing their perceptions on color, painting, and spirituality. Even though his abstraction grew, Marc never abandoned the figurative depiction of animals, a vital characteristic of his work. By 1910, they tended to gain a heavy stylization.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Cats, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Cats 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.
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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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Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.