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Gustav Klimt painted Maria Munk three times, being one of them on her deathbed after her passing away. This piece is the third portrait and it’s famous for being one of the largest female full-length portraits created by the artist. It’s 6 and half feet high and features the beautiful woman.
The artist started painting this portrait around 1917 and was discovered unfinished after his death in his studio, along with several other unfinished paintings.
The figure is right in the center of the image, and it’s possible to see sketches and marks that would serve as a guideline for the artist to finish the painting on top of them. It’s a fascinating piece, as it’s possible to get closer to the artists' process.
Her face is beautifully finished, while her body is only sketched. The skin tones and details are already represented on her face and hair. She has a curly bushy brown hair that contrasts with her pale skin. The skin tone is pale white, giving her a nearly sick expression. Dark eyebrows shape her smooth gaze. Her eyes are staring into the viewer with a dreamy expression. She is smiling and her cheeks are tinted with a colorful rose tone.
There is a series of patterns and plans for the background already in place, but they get more scarce as we move towards the bottom of the painting. The base of the painting is still left as an empty area with no more than a pastel pink tone, no textures or drawings on it.
The background has several flowery patterns. On the top left some blue flowers and swirls are painted and slowly merge with rounded large flower buds of several colors. These buds are all framed by dark green leaves and lead into little bushes with dark and red small flowers full of petals.
On the other side, the back of the muse is fully framed by these bushes. These bushes are filled with light and dark red and blue. The outer right part of the painting has bigger shapes rather than patterns.
The structural base of the background, right above the ground, is filled on both sides with patches of colors. Dark blue on the left and yellow on the right. These patches have sketches of what would become patterns later drawn into it.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Portrait of Ria Munk III, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Portrait of Ria Munk III 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 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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