Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
One of Gustav Klimt’s later works, The Dancer (1916) displays elements of Japonism and the strong influence of Matisse that would pervade the artist’s works until his death in 1918. In contrast to the success of his portrait commissions during his Gold period, The Dancer was rejected by the commissioners for unknown reasons, perhaps because of its hyperbolic color scheme. The identity of the model is mysterious. The family of Alexander and Aranka Munch commissioned the portrait which they repeatedly ordered changed, and finally for a replacement to be made. Evidence points to the model being a posthumous painting of their daughter, which would seem unusual on account of her naked torso. Painted with somber pastel tones, the contents give no hint of the physical movement hinted at in the title. Instead, the stylized floral backdrop appears to dance around the subject, her shoes giving the only enigmatic hint of her talent. Klimt focuses on the ornaments of her attire – ribbons, and a handful of daffodils in her hand – in accordance with the portraiture style of his reproductions of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
A clue to why the family might have rejected such a remarkable piece is in the fact that Klimt was employing quite diverse influences that may have been a little too much for a family requesting a reproduction of their daughters likeness from the man responsible for the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Klimt was clearly influenced by Japonism, a European visual style that had relished the wood-block prints that had made their way to Britain and western Europe in the late nineteenth century. The prints were notable for their avoidance of perspective or shadow, stark areas of color, and a low axis of perspective that greatly influenced the iconoclastic movements of Art Nouveau and Cubism.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Dancer, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Dancer 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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