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Louis Beroud 1877 painting The Staircase of the Opera, housed at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris is a stunning reproduction of a scene at the then-recently opened Opera Garnier; a sumptuous building and part of the immense building projects initiated by the controversial urban planner Baron von Haussmann. Designed under the Second Empire, the famous Opera Garnier, was inaugurated in 1875. Beroud, then a painter of some reputation, commemorated the iconic staircase which became the backdrop for the lavish parties of the Belle Epoque era, successfully evoking the animation and frivolity of an evening amid Paris high society. As a nod to the architect responsible for the towering and glittering monument, Beroud featured a reproduction of the likeness of Charles Garnier on the viewer's right, saluting. Surprisingly, Charles Garnier had not yet built anything when in 1860 he was awarded as architect of the Opera. Disillusioned with his studies and his travels, he put all the energy of a young romantic into the project.
Built to meet the needs and luxurious pleasures sought by the imperial court, the average citizen of the surrounding districts suffered greatly from dispossession and eviction. The local area was completely redesigned, eliminating several mansions dating to the eighteenth century and countless working-class homes.
The grand staircase takes centre-stage in this staggering architectural achievement. Taking inspiration from the staircase of the Theatre of Bordeaux, Garnier developed an encaged hall of wonder from the ascending staircase. Its originality lies in its dual space of movement and function. Around the steps, punctuated by large arches, galleries open wide onto the central landing of the stairs, the occasional balcony offering made to follow the movement of spectators on the steps. One of the first spaces in the city to be hooked up the nascent system of electrical lighting, Beroud's commemoration of the Paris Opera is a celebration of the intermeshing of traditional art and modern comfort.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Staircase of the Opera, 1877, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Staircase of the Opera, 1877 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.
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