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The oil painting entitled Giudecca, la Donna della Salute and San Georgio, also known as The Guidecca from the Canale di Fusina was made in 1840 by the Romantic artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. It is a marine depicting the Island of Giudecca, near Venice.
This is part of a series of renderings Turner did of Italy and its canals. The paintings View of Venice The Ducal Palace, Dogana and Part of San Giorgio from 1941 and Venice The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore from 1934 are two other samples of the same series. In all of them, the artists depicted the marine landscapes on a sunny day.
In the foreground of the painting, there are several boats with people in them. The water here is ochre, which might indicate the shore starts there and the water is shallow. This color extends to the distance on the left side of the composition. On the right side, the water takes a greenish blue tone. In the distance, we can see a city which is probably Venice. A white construction with a dome on top stands in the distance on the left side of the canvas. Turner depicted it with little detail, just as he did with the other constructions that spread along the horizon.
The sky was rendered in a gradient which starts blue on the upper border and turns to white at the bottom. Some clouds were painted with visible brushstrokes on the upper part of the canvas.
Willian Turner is most famous for his renderings of stormy marines as well as sunset landscapes. During his last years, he became very pessimistic in his personal life, which reflected on his paintings and subjects.
Being part of the Romantic movement, Turner saw in nature the purest of all values. His renderings, however, differed from that of his contemporaries, for he wanted to convey not only the appearance of nature but also the sensations and personal impressions he got from it. To achieve that he would dissolve the shapes of the elements in his paintings as well as apply masses of color without defined outlines to the compositions. This got Turner many critiques, for his contemporaries though the works looked unfinished. He was, however, also considered a genius by many and that is the image that we have of him today.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Giudecca, la Donna della Salute and San Georgio (or The Guidecca from the Canale di Fusina), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Giudecca, la Donna della Salute and San Georgio (or The Guidecca from the Canale di Fusina) 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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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.
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