Optional - receive your painting ready to hang. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled. If ordered without a frame the painting will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
Suffused with the incandescent imagery that has earned him a lasting and unique place in American art history, Maxfield Parrish's 1929 painting Ecstasy is a stark and stirring promotional image. Painted on commission for the annual calendar of the General Electric Mazda Lamp company, Parrish's suitably dreamy vision takes the viewer back to their childhood with an imagined reproduction of a young woman standing aloof atop a rock. As she admires the blue of the sky, a particular hue that the artist managed to safeguard as his own, the unearthly light appears to illuminate the jagged terrain. It is an exquisite advertising image and a complete departure from the Art Deco style dominant in promotional material and popular culture in the late 1920s.
Using his nineteen year old child Jean for the model for the last time, her having appeared in a number of the artist's great works, Parrish utilizes the distinct sheen and gloss that had earned him a great reputation as a illustrator for popular magazines in the first decades of the twentieth-century. In those years before the dominance of cinema, magazines played a key role in American social and political life, shaping childhoods, dictating fashions, and influencing tastes. As a fairly ubiquitous figure on the magazine circuit, Parrish illustrated for Hearst's, Colliers, and Life. After building up a substantial reputation with the magazines themselves, Parrish naturally was headhunted by the advertisers, working on commission for a number of the leading brands. In 1929 he was called up by General Electric Mazda Lamps, and despite having turning his back on commercial reproductions in favour of pursuing the painterly craft, he agreed to paint Ecstasy, a stunning incentive for customers to buy into the heady world of inter-war American capitalism.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Ecstasy, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Ecstasy 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.
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 withing 4-5 days from the shipping date.