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.
Painted in the year 1665, this impressive work shows an exciting and unconventional view of the scene of a model being depicted, while also showing the painter producing the piece at the moment. Vermeer creates a new perspective over this situation, where we can put ourselves into the scene and have access of the angle of a third party as if we were the person walking into the scene and seeing the painting being produced at that exact moment in time.
The complexity and intricacy of this painting do not rely solely on this unique layout. Every part of it is drawn to the most meticulous detail. In the foreground, there is a curtain folded to the left side, being held up by a chair. These two objects on the front, frame the image and give the viewer the sensation that he is walking into a scene, like a theater stage, or like if he was part of the day-to-day life of these characters.
The painter is sitting on a chair, the canvas leaning on an easel. He wears a dark outfit. Curiously, this outfit was not typical for this period and looks outdated for Vermeer's time, so it might just be an over-characterization of the image of the painter. He is painting a woman that stands up posing with a laurel wreath, a trumpet and a book, which represents the muse of History, Clio according to Greek mythology. In front of her, there is a table where it’s possible to see a sketchbook, among other elements, and a very detailed map is hanging on the wall behind her, showing the Netherlands before the 1581’s partition.
The scene is brightened by a soft natural light that enters by a window placed on the left-hand side of the woman. Even though the windows are not visible, the perfection in which Vermeer represents light creates a perfect environment. The foreground chair and curtain are not brightened by this same light and create a contrast with the scene that happens on the background. From the wooden ceiling hangs a beautiful ornamented chandelier. The whole room is set in an architectural environment filled with details. Vermeer would often create a checkered floor helping the layout to achieve an impressive and very visual perspective
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Artist's Studio 1665, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Artist's Studio 1665 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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