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John Singer Sargent painted the landscape entitled Venice in Gray Weather in 1882. The artist was only twenty-five years old and beginning his brilliant career while living in Venice. He started his profession with a strong traditional painting technique, following the footsteps of classic masters of the past in which he admired. Sargent’s love for travel took him to a variety of European locations in which he had access to the masterpieces of Baroque and Renaissance, enabling him to study their work from up close.
The Paris Salon was very found of Sargent’s portraits and was immensely praised by them and the art critics in general. In fact, his painting entitled Carolus-Duran was awarded an Honorable Mention for its excellent result. The awards and recognition launched the artist's career as a portrait painter, and he received enormous amounts of commissioned works to fulfill of influential and high-society people. It was after becoming Duran’s teacher that Sargent was able to connect the dots between the knowledge he obtained about classic painting, with his instincts. This newfound liberty helped the artist achieve a unique style of his own.
Although Sargent was loved for his classic style of portrait, he also enjoyed working with the Impressionist style of painting. He became friends with other modern artists, like Claude Oscar Monet who taught him the Impressionistic ways of painting, like working en plein air, or outdoors. This new way of working was very different from his commissioned portraits that were usually done indoors and with artificial lighting. As an opposition to his popular production, Sargent was greatly satisfied in painting landscapes.
In Venice in Gray Weather, the painter represents a landscape seen from a high viewpoint with loose brushstrokes. With a cold color palette, Sargent describes the gloomy atmosphere of this scene. The painter depicts a port with many large and dark boats anchored, while many people are walking on the deck beside the water. The human figures are merely represented with smudges of dark pigments, and a yellow fruit cart brings a single pop o color. With long horizontal brushstrokes, the artist represents staircases, and with simple blocks of paint, he depicts some buildings and a church in the far background. The water is still and looks almost like a mirror.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Venice in Gray Weather, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Venice in Gray Weather 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.