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In 1913, the Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir painted the floral still-life simply entitled Bouquet. This painting was done during the final stage of the artist’s career, a challenging time for his health prevented him from working as he was accustomed. Renoir was diagnosed with rheumatism, which disfigured his fingers and making every-day task very difficult, let alone painting. In addition to the painful chronic disease, a year prior to painting Bouquet, the artist suffered a stroke. Despite all of the difficulties – depending on a wheel-chair and not being able to hold paintbrushes properly – Renoir painted until his death, in 1919. He had the honor of seeing his work displayed in the Louvre Museum.
Renoir’s long-time friend and art dealer, Ambroise Vollard, saw the artist’s frustration with his new limitations and suggested that he took on sculpture. The Impressionist worked alongside Richard Guino, and they completed many sculptures during their collaboration. Even though Renoir had physical difficulties, he was able to create a breathtaking painting like Bouquet. By painting flowers, Renoir felt free to experiment with different color combinations, values, and tones, without worrying about the figures. Vincent Van Gogh, a Post-Impressionist, also had the same tactic for producing floral still-life, like in the painting Vase with Poppies, Cornflowers, Peonies and Chrysanthemums.
In Bouquet, Renoir relies on the Impressionistic style – which he had given up on during the 1880s – to create a vibrant and lively painting. His color palette is bright, with red, pink, and purple flowers, as well as white and yellow highlights. The stems, leaves and flower buds are green with hints of yellow. The artist depicts a white ceramic vase decorated with a blue floral pattern – similar to the traditional oriental ceramics.
The composition is simple, as many floral still-life paintings are – the flowers and vase are centered and placed on a table. The background is composed of an unusual mix of pigments, that in some places even mix with the flowers. Renoir creates an indistinguishable environment randomly applying blue, purple, yellow, ochre, magenta, and green – which he blended to form an off-black color for the shadows. The table is the area that the viewer can rest his eyes upon, as it barely varies from the ochre pigment, except on the shadow cast by the vase.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Bouquet, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Bouquet 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.
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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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