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Pierre Auguste Renoir's 1876 painting Girl With A Watering Can was concluded in Claude Monet's garden at Argenteuil, a picturesque town on the Seine river that became a hothouse for Impressionist talent. Monet was frequently visited by Renoir, Édouard Manet, and Alfred Sisley and there the artists forged their characteristic observation of the effects of light and movement, the reflection of sunlight on water, and the play of sunlight on tactile textures and fabrics.
The reproduction of a young girl's likeness is that of Mademoiselle Leclere, thought to be the child of one of Renoir's clients. The brilliant effect of luminosity heralded by the offsetting of her stark blue dress against the aquatic greens of the garden gives a fresh, serene feel to this representational canvas. Renoir's painting also reflects the artist's love of playing with the deep saturation of primary colors, denying the eye of the viewer an opportunity to settle upon a single hue or shade.
In the oil painting Girl With A Watering Can, Renoir places the main figure in the middle of the long, vertical canvas. She wears a dark blue dress with white ornaments, as well as matching blue boots. The red lace on her head contrasts against her light blond hair. Her expression is gentle, as she faces to the right looking away from the viewer, with blushing pink cheeks.
The first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 – that was always staged independently to allow complete freedom of representation – brought Renoir and his circle more infamy that renown and an optimistic auction of his works the following year was a crushing disaster. Renoir, who began as a porcelain painter and was the son of a tailor, always had to the keep in mind the economic sustainability of his work and lifestyle. Thus, the following year, in 1876 he began to paint more commercially-driven, almost epiphanic scenes imbued with a romantic optimism.
These figurative canvases that would continue through the artist's career display an integration of the Impressionist style and palette with the delicacy and elegance of brushstrokes expected from a painter with a view to selling. Renoir's Girl With A Watering Can, although more reserved than his work displayed in the 1874 Impressionist exhibition, is an essential stage in the development of an idiosyncratic style that would give life to Dance At The Moulin De La Galette.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Girl With A Watering Can, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Girl With A Watering Can 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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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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