The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
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Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 20x24 inches (50x60 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
This part of Gérôme’s series of harem and market series, which serves as a conceptual bridge between both themes and the artist’s view of the Near East, was is said to have been finished in 1866. The oil on canvas, now in possession of the Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is one of the many works resulting in Gérôme’s travels through the Middle East and Northern Africa.
It portrays a scene in a nondescript slave market, somewhere in the East, where a group of men stands around a naked light-skinned slave on display, one of them having his hand in her mouth as if surveying the quality of the goods by checking the state of her teeth, which is said to have been a way of gauging not only a slave’s health but also their submissiveness.
Framing the main action, Gérôme demonstrates his attention to detail and penchant for storytelling, depicting not only the architecture of the court which contains this small market but the people who populate it. The former he portrays in such detail and individuality that each character insinuates a whole story on its own, like a sea of tales surrounding the artist’s focal point. A landscape composed not only of features but life and culture.
Speaking of culture, this piece does an excellent job of demonstrating the way in which Orientalist art was used to confirm western prejudices and desires. The woman around which the action revolves is portrayed sensually, skin much lighter than would be expected from a desert dweller and a shape completely devoid of any body hair. In this way, Gérôme projects his French desires upon the exotic being, making her the distant object of idealized sexuality.
The men, contrarily, are portrayed with forms that are almost deformed, a hyperrealist simulacrum of how Westerners would have perceived the Muslim world as crooked and morally reproachable. It could even be said that the exaggerated features of the men serve to signify them as villains in the context of the scene.
Such barbaric depiction is to be expected when men are seen in harem paintings, just as women are expected to be sexualised objects, allowing the Western observer who is the purported audience of the piece to, at the same time, enjoy looking at naked women and reproaching the uncivilised practices of others, all the while negating their humanity.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Slave Market (or For Sale), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Slave Market (or For Sale) 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.
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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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