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The Polecat Fur, painted over the year of 1916, near the end of Klimt’s career, was left unfinished. It’s a vertical piece and part of the muses collection. The artist died two years after this piece was created. Apart from the lack of color details in parts of this painting, what led researchers to believe it was left unfinished is the lack of signature.
The central figure of the piece is a pale-skinned woman wearing a polecat fur, as the name of the painting suggests. Her garment symbolizes that the woman would have been wealth, as this material was scarce and expensive. The prosperous woman is dancing in the middle of a crowd; her portrait painted on the exact moment she would be finishing a turn. Her coat is following the movements of her body and feet. Her body is turned backward, and the only parts we can see apart from her head, are her hand, possibly holding the coat closed together, and her feet finishing the swirling movement and establishing themselves on the brown floor.
The most compelling part of this artwork is the long coat. The Impressionist style of the brush strokes assigns to the coat such perfect color and texture that the observer can perfectly perceive the material that names the piece. She wears dark tights and black high heel shoes, beautifully portrayed. Not only the intensity of the material of the coat is observable, but also the momentum in which the end of the movement of the woman is caught.
The lady has dark brown hair, expressive eyebrows and rosy cheeks over her pale white skin. She has a very impressive powerful piercing gaze and delicate facial features. Her stare is probably the most remarkable feature of the painting.
The background emphasizes the contrast both in style and theme, where the printed texture is illustrated in bright colors. The stylized crowd wears orange, green, red and purple exotic vests and dark hats. The background behind them is stroked in a dark blue that divides the scene from the main figure on the foreground. The central muse, however, is done in pale tones of earth and brown.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Polecat Fur The (unfinished), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Polecat Fur The (unfinished) 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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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