The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 20x24 inches (50x60 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
White and Black in Blue is an artwork based on the oeuvre of the abstract painter Mark Rothko. He began as an outcast artist with highly personal work and surprisingly became one of Art History's most famous painters. While today Rothko's canvases can reach astounding prices - one of his pictures is the 7th most expensive painting of all time, sold by Christie's - Rothko's origins are those of an immigrant from a working-class environment. The painter's work is polarizing, either bringing his audience to tears or provoking shrugs and confusion. White and Black in Blue is based on the artist's most celebrated outputs, his color field paintings that marked the 1950s and 1960s.
Rothko's family was born in Russian territory, in the area today known as Latvia. Facing political difficulties towards the Jewish community, they decided to leave for the US. The young Mark had his education in a Talmudic school and knew Russian and Hebrew when they settled in Portland. He was an impressive student, and in less than seven years, he was entering Yale through a scholarship. Rothko found the institution tedious and couldn't keep his studies while working, dropping out of Yale, and moving to New York. Several figures were fundamental for his interest in art: Max Weber, Arshile Gorky, and Milton Avery. The first two were his teachers at New York institutions, while Avery occupied the role of mentor for Rothko and many other artists.
In the first decades of the 20th-century, American Art Institutions were still conservatives environments. It was only through the Hudson River School from the 1850s that American painters started to tackle deeply with questions of identity and national art. The Armory Show, which happened in 1913, was the first intense contact that the US's population and artists had with European Modern art. Avery was a key figure in fighting for more creative freedom in art spaces, and not only in shows with artists such as Picasso and Mondrian, but he defended the inclusion of American artists as well. Through his guidance, many other artists, such as Adolph Gottlieb and Barnett Newman, could create highly experimental and stunning artworks. Rothko was no different, and in 1949 he finally settled in the manner that he is now known.
White and Black in Blue is an oil on canvas. The composition is divided in the usual Rothko way: there is an underlayer of color, in this case, light and vibrant blue. Then three rectangles create areas of distance and approximation through their colors. The first one, at the top, is a white area painted in a gestural way. In the middle, there is a dark green pigment with subtle variations, and right below is a heavy and big black rectangle, creating a rich sensation of contrast through these areas.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of White and Black in Blue, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of White and Black in Blue 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.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "White and Black in Blue" by Mark Rothko (inspired by). The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "White and Black in Blue" by Mark Rothko (inspired by) Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.