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Immaculate Conception was painted over the year 1628 when Peter Paul Rubens had matured his style and studied various approaches to portraiture. Immaculate Conception is a symbol of the Baroque movement and probably one of the most important representations of the Virgin Mary. The initial commission was requested by Marquis of Leganés, who then gifted King Felipe IV with the masterpiece. The King was known for his appreciation for art, and this one came to add to his extensive collection.
Virgin Mary is standing on top of a globe while stepping on a snake that carries an apple in its mouth - a clear reference to the biblical passage. The green snake is curled up, and its tail rubs up against Mary’s robes. She is positioned right in the middle of the nearly two meters tall painting. There is an exciting mixture of styles on the figure of the Virgin Mary. While her face and hair report to the Classical Renaissance paintings, her robes, and body movement evoke a very Baroque style. She is moving her body as if she was about to take a step. It’s possible to see her turned hips and her left leg lifted from the robe.
Her red robes are long and wavy, and over them, there is a blue and white thick piece of fabric thrown over her gown and being lifted by one of the angels that surround her. There is also a really thin and delicate translucent layer of tissue that is wrapped around her chest. This translucent tissue floats around her back and head. The way it is wrapped around itself and over her head, creates the idea of a halo. From behind her, a divine source of light shines yellow beams of brightness. This frames her against the blue background of the clouds and creates and angelical atmosphere.
By her side, there are two little angels. The childish figures are holding her mantle. One of them has brown curly hair while the other has golden curls. They chubby figures are taking care of the Virgin Mary. The one to her left is holding a laurel-leaf crown while waving to her as if she was supposed to put it over her head, and the other angel holds a palm leaf.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Immaculate Conception c. 1628, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Immaculate Conception c. 1628 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.
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