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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.
The Waterfall is an incredible 165.1 x 158.12 cm oil on canvas painted by Franz Marc, one of the most important names of German Expressionism. The work is dated from 1912 and now belongs to a private collection. During the early 20th century, the artist created some of the most daring paintings, synthesizing the influences of Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Expressionism uniquely. Marc's most famous pieces are characterized by his use of flat color and geometrical renditions of the figures and space. The Waterfall depicts four women near a waterfall in a natural setting and a Modern aesthetic.
The Waterfall was painted with a palette that characterizes Marc's most impactful artworks: his use of primary colors, along with black and white. From the 1910s on, after he met Kandinsky and created the group and publication Der Blaue Reiter, Marc became one of the advocates of abstract art. But different from fellow artist Kandinsky, Marc kept working with figures, both human and animals - the latter being one of the most important motifs of his work.
In a Cubist fashion, the composition was painted with strong divisions of geometric shapes. The whole scenery has a vertiginous sensation to it, and the water flows from top to bottom in a curvilinear form. Close to it, there are four women. The woman closest to the water, who seems to be bathing in a pond, was painted yellow and has dark red-orangish hair. On the bottom right, the three other women are seated as if they were drying their hair. Their depiction resembles the famous Picasso paintings of early Cubism, with stylized and simplified traits. The grass at their feet where they're sitting was painted with a beautiful green.
Behind them, there are some rock formations painted with an intense vibrating red. There's a thin line of grass running through the rocks, creating a strong contrast with the pure red. There are also other thin streams of water running through this portion of the image. The brightest point of the painting can be seen on top of the waterfall, attracting the viewer's attention. On the left side, beyond the waterfall, other mountains were painted, but now with yellow. In this area, there is also a big feline, possibly a puma, that is walking in its natural habitat.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Waterfall, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Waterfall 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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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.
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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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.
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.