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John Singer Sargent concluded the painting A Hotel Room in 1907. This painting represents a modern view on life and art, as it depicts a common subject in an Impressionistic style. Sargent’s career took a different path than most Impressionist artists because of his academic and traditional background – the same reason he stands out from the other artists of this period.
Carolus Duran was Sargent’s teacher while he studied in Paris and he opened the painter’s eyes to a new path in his career. At an early age, he already had a vast domain of classic painting techniques, mirroring himself on past masters of European art, like Diego Velazquez and Van Dyck of the Baroque period. Sargent even traveled to study specific artists in depth. With the influence of his teacher, the painter learned to listen to his intuition in a more freeing way, as the modern artists would work. This implied in letting go of the overly thought out structures and extreme realism of the figures, making his art more unique to his individual style.
After submitting a portrait of his teacher entitled Carolus-Duran to the Paris Salon – which received an honorable mention – Sargent became a famous portrait painter and was soon flooded with commissioned works. These paintings were ordered by members of the high-class society from Europe and America, meaning the painter had to bend his portrayals to the liking of the sitter. Eventually, Sargent grew tired of this style of working and turned his attention to new projects.
Sargent’s friendship with Claude Oscar Monet blossomed a better understanding and desire for modern painting. As an Impressionist, Monet painted en plein air and taught his fellow painter how and why he worked this way. Sargent experimented this technique of working outdoors in many paintings, which helped him work more expressively. Although A Hotel Room is an indoor scene, he also plays with the portrayal of fleeting light. This painting depicts an ordinary view of a hotel room, a subject not seen as worthy of depiction by the conservative critics of the time. The scene is shady, as the closed wooden blinds allow some streaks of light to shine in. With loose brush strokes, Sargent represents a messy scene, with an open suitcase on the floor and clothes casually thrown around the room, as well as a room service kart that creates a still life on the corner.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Hotel Room, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Hotel Room 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.
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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 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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