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Frederick Childe Hassam's 1917 painting The Avenue in the Rain is an Impressionist reproduction from life of a patriotic scene; fluttering flags of the United Stages rendered the year the country entered World War I. A prominent artist in his day, Hassam was the leading figure of the Old Lyme Colony, a group of American painters influenced by the French Impressionists of the late-nineteenth century. Having journeyed to France some three decades previously, Hassam became closely acquainted with the work of Monet, Sisley, and Renoir, settling in Manhattan in 1889 and bringing the characteristic style to the United States. Conforming to the deft brushwork and reproduction of the effects of light, Hassam depicted moments from everyday life in the ever-expanding metropolitan city.
Consequently, a unique view emerges of a New York depicted bathed in the same light as Monet's silent Japanese garden.
The Avenue in the Rain is an impeccable conjuring trick of light and movement. Hassam used thick, confident strokes of color to hint at the fluttering fabric of the flag and uses small, yet highly intricate flecks of light, allowing them to unite as a gloomy avenue. Hassam's truly impressionistic reproduction of the dancing rays of light between the sheathes of material forms a stirring, patriotic image.
One of around thirty paintings the artist completed between 1916 and the end of World War I some two years later, Hassam captured the scene on Fifth Avenue, just one of many flag-drenched boulevards that were to decorate the buoyant and patriotic mood prevailing at the time. Hassam's style is such that the flags appear almost to become the surface of the painting. The rain-soaked street however, not only gives the artist the opportunity to demonstrate his skilful rendering of light on water but also hints at the ominous side of the approaching war.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Avenue in the Rain, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Avenue in the Rain 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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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.
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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.
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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