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Joaquin Sorolla's 1909 canvas Strolling along the Seashore is a work created in the Impressionist style of Auguste Renoir or Edgar Degas. The tone, themes, and visual language of the canvas are heavily infused with Impressionistic ideals: the seashore and water are formed from light and confident dabs of color, creating a constantly intermingling array of tactile forms and textures that surround and cluster the figures. The masterly reproduction of charismatic gait of the strolling women reminds the viewer of the effect and presence of natural light in the painting; as each of the pair try to shield their garments from the gathering wind. Indeed, Degas, the preeminent painter of modern life, is an apt comparison. Initially Sorolla, like Degas, painted scenes imbued with a revelatory social realism, shunning idyllic views and preferring to represent contemporary life as they saw it and felt it. Sorolla, deemed by many to be the Spanish incarnation of the Impressionists, characterised his work with an expressive reproduction of the effects of the Valencian sunlight. But in the early twentieth century Sorolla suddenly turned his back on painting canvases filled with sadness and pity and focused on forging Impressionist reproductions of the effects of shimmering light and vibrant color.
Suffused with a local luminescence, the artist's beach scenes are emblematic of his loose, free style, influenced by the avant-garde movements of his day but not restricted to just one. His views are vivid, idiosyncratic, and celebratory. Taking to the beaches of his hometown of Valencia, Sorolla's new-found fascination would draw immense success. Strolling along the Seashore coincides with a sudden period of commercial acclaim in which the artist would tour the capital cities of Europe with his sell-out one man shows. Finding greater success with paintings the joys of life, both incarnations of Sorolla's style remains remarkably resonant.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Strolling along the Seashore, 1909, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Strolling along the Seashore, 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.
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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.
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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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