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Henryk Hector Siemiradzki's 1886 painting Christ in the House of Martha and Mary is an imagined reproduction of a scene from the New Testament, and a monumental take on a subject that had inspired Vermeer and Velázquez a few centuries previously. Siemiradzki, a renowned Polish painter working during the turbulent Partition years of the late-nineteenth century, remains firmly engrained in the history of Central European technical painting. Siemiradzki became known for his ambitious, broad, and oversized Classical canvases, rendered in the Academic style. His works are held in some of the most prestigious collections in Poland and Russia, and his emotive studies of scenes of everyday life through the scope of Biblical tales are heartfelt and resonant totems of humility and morality. Although specializing in antiquity, Siemiradzki was a profoundly modern painter, focusing on the accurate rendering of sunlight on the Polish landscape, and thus firmly rooting the teachings of the Christian world in the present-day of partition-era occupied Poland. Shortly after Christ in the House of Martha and Mary was painted, the artist was commissioned to decorate the famous monumental curtain of the Juliusz S?owacki Theatre in Kraków, further underscoring his dramatic scope and vision.
The tale of Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary is taken from the Gospel of Luke, and features Christ visiting the two aforementioned sisters in the town of Bethany. In this simple and stark story, one of the sisters chooses to sit listening to the words of Jesus instead of helping her sister with the domestic task of preparing food. Rather than scolding the other woman, Jesus stressed the value of the spiritual life over the menial tasks of the home. It is a story of devotion set in the domestic sphere, and Siemiradzki's reproduction of the scene vividly captures the rapturous attention of the listening sister.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Christ in the House of Martha and Mary 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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