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John Singer Sargent began the nautical theme painting In a Levantine Port in 1905 and concluded in 1906. The artist was most well-known for his portraits, primarily by the prestigious Paris Salon that praised him for them. Sargent achieved a certain balance in modern and classic painting throughout his career.
As a classically trained painter, the artist was capable of giving a realistic touch to his artwork. Although, after being mentored by the painter Carolus Duran, Sargent understood how he could break some of the rigid rules implied by the academies and work more freely. He began working with a blend of classical and traditional techniques, creating a unique style. The watercolor painting In a Levantine Port shows image painted realistically, with considerable attention to structure, light, and shadow, but has a vibrant and modern color palette.
It was during this period that Mary Newbold Singer Sargent, Sargent’s mother got ill and passed away while living in London. She was a renowned watercolor painter and a big encourager of her son’s artistic career. The artist got the news while working in Jerusalem and urged his family to hold the funeral until he arrived. This was a significant mark in Sargent’s life and career, for he began to dedicate himself to watercolor painting instead of the traditional oil paintings. He was working immensely with commissioned portraits and grew weary of it. The passing of his mother was a breaking point for the artist to move on to other projects.
In the artwork In a Levantine Port, Sargent painted a detail of a blue and purple boat anchored on the shore. Although watercolor doesn’t give a precise image – like using oil paint – the artwork translates the scene and figures perfectly. The tied-up sails vary from beige, to orange and purple. The old boat has dripping rust stains on its outside in orange-brown pigment. A rusty chain comes out of the front of the ship and into the water, anchoring it down. The small area of water was portrayed with almost all of the pigments seen on the figures in short horizontal strokes. The background shows a calm purple-blue sky and, on the right, a mixture of colors, shapes, and lines, creating an area of visual confusion.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of In a Levantine Port, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of In a Levantine Port 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 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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