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John Singer Sargent concluded the watercolor painting entitled Rio dell'Angelo in 1902. The artist was a passionate traveler, going to new locations in search of different material and reference. Initially, the painter became famous for his traditional oil portraits, as he was praised by the critics for his production. The painter also received an Honorable Mention in 1879 by the Paris Salon for his work entitled Carolus-Duran, a portrait of his teacher. After this, Sargent worked on many commissioned portraits, in oil painting or drawings and became famous for his work in Europe and America.
It was after having lessons with Duran that Sargent learned how to trust his instincts within his production. He had studied the art of past masters in depth, especially the Baroque masters like Diego Velazquez and Van Dyck. The artist began to bend the rules of the Academies according to his artistic knowledge, making his art unique. The American artist and Claude Oscar Monet developed a friendship and painted en plein air together. Sargent learned from the Impressionists how to work outdoors and observe the natural lighting and how its effects upon the landscape change with the passing of the day. This group of artists worked fast to capture the sunlight in the same position, and on many occasions finished a landscape painting in one sitting – very different than the weeks and months it takes to complete a traditional portrait.
Although Sargent already worked with watercolor painting, it was only after the death of his mother, Mary Newbold Singer Sargent, in 1906 that he perfected this craft. After this loss in the artist’s life, he stopped taking commissioned portraits and dedicated himself to another kind of works, like painting murals. In 1908, the artist was elected member of the prestigious Royal Watercolor Society. In the artwork Rio dell'Angelo, we can observe the balance the artist establishes between a traditionally structured artwork and a modern use of color and brush strokes.
The artist painted this scene as if from in the gondola, most possibly en plein air. There are many houses on the right side of the canvas, in which their door leads directly to the water. The whole painting was concluded with the same shades of blue, ochre, and brown. The far background shows more houses as well as a calm sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Rio dell'Angelo, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Rio dell'Angelo 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 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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