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.
Joaquin Sorolla's sublime painting Children in the Sea, painted in 1909 is a staggering achievement of composition, form, and style. Showing an older child leader a younger one by the hand as they wade through the still sea, the eye is drawn not to the joined hands in the centre of the painting, but instead to the dynamically parting ripples of water that appear to step aside for your young children. Showing a clear influence from the dominant medium of photography, Sorolla offers a unique viewpoint to this tender display of warmth. In the early twentieth century photography could not yet capture reproductions of life so efficiently, yet in a flourish of style Sorolla offers a mobile view of the figures in the painting, caught from behind, suggesting the panoramic continuation of the scene outside the confines of the frame. This unconventional snapshot of urban life places Sorolla more in the realm of Edgar Degas than with his fellow Impressionists, the trailblazing French painters of the 1870s Monet and Sisley.
Resonating with a home-town glow, Sorrola's beach views are characteristic of his fluid, liberated style; a style certainly influenced by the experimental tactics of an emerging European modernism. His scenes of this period are stark, personal, and joyous. Initially a painter of socially aware scenes, the artist shunned the sorrow and the pity of his early works and quite suddenly began painting Spanish-tinged reproductions of the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the French Impressionists, filled with the vibrancy and vitality of their deft brushwork. In the beaches of his native Valencia the artist would find his ideal subject and subsequently achieved great commercial acclaim. Perhaps included in his 1909 show at the Hispanic Society in New York, which drew 160,000 visitors in just one month, Children in the Sea is a remarkable achievement.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Children in the Sea, 1909, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Children in the Sea, 1909 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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