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Pierre Auguste Renoir visited Algeria in 1881, where he painted Algerian Girl, and went again in 1882. During this period, the artist was inspired by the Orientalism, a movement that many modern artists enjoyed, as it brought exotic subjects that differed from the Classic standards of ancient Greece. The Romanticist Eugene Delacroix had already paved the way to the Orient about fifty years prior, so the subject was already well-known by the public and therefore, marketable as well.
During his travels, he stayed at the French colony and wasn’t able to convince the native women to pose for his paintings, and therefore, settling for French women who lived in Algeria, known as Pieds-Noirs. Renoir dressed his models in traditional costumes and forged characteristics of the Algerian women, like depicting them with darker hair. In Algerian Girl, Renoir portrays the model sitting on decorative fabrics, in front of a blue wall. She wears an orange shirt, white pants, and a blue cloth with gold ornaments. The model is wearing many golden jewels as well.
During the beginning of the 1880s, Renoir began to doubt the movement he was an essential part of creating – the Impressionism. He began to question the process and felt the need to study more traditional techniques. In fact, it was during his trip to Algeria that the artist convinced himself that he was unable to capture the many hues of skin colors while painting in a modern way. After this, he slowly let go of his original style of painting and adopted a more realistic technique.
Renoir traveled to Italy shortly after, with the intention of studying the Classic masters of the Renaissance. The more he studied, the more his fascination grew, and even though his technique changed through these years of discovery, he never abandoned his unique style of painting. A couple of years after painting Algerian Girl, Renoir entered what many art historians call his “harsh period,” or his “Ingres period,” where he would focus on creating a structured underdrawing before painting. The painter would also concentrate on realistically representing fabric textures, like Ingres himself. During this period, Renoir’s main subject involved female models and he strived to give their skin a touch of velvet, like in the artwork of many Classic painters of the past.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Algerian Girl, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Algerian Girl 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.
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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