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The portrait of Jane Henriot was painted by Pierre Auguste Renoir in several occasions, like in the artwork Head of a Young Woman Wearing a Blue Scarf, and Madame Henriot, but Madame Henriot2 is by far the most breathtaking. He also portrayed Jeanne Henriot in the painting Young Girl in a Blue Hat. Madame Henriot was French actress who tragically died in the fire that took over the Comédie-Française, the theater she worked at the time.
Unlike the other two portrayals of the artist, Madame Henriot2 has a dream-like atmosphere. The model’s eyes look deeply into the viewer’s, creating a great bond between spectator and painting. Her dark brown eyes have only a speck of glimmering white light, and they match the color of her hair, that is up in a bun. Her rosy cheeks and lips give a sense of innocence and purity, just as her white gown does.
Renoir gave more definition and detail to her face – just as when your eyes concentrate on one focal point, and the rest of your vision gets blurry. This Impressionistic grasp of a romantic theme makes this painting unique, a real masterpiece of modern portraits. The color palette is soft. With a yellow-brown base in the background and violet shadows – the same violet tonality used in the darker areas of her clothing. As Renoir reaches the bottom part of the canvas, the model’s body – her arms and hands – as well as the fabric of her dress, he loosens, even more, his brushstrokes, in a way that figure and background seem to intertwine. While in Madame Henriot, Renoir was not able to capture this same light atmosphere, as he used a darker color palette.
Like other Impressionists, Renoir enjoyed collecting Japanese art that came in the form of woodcut prints. Hokusai was one of the most well-known artists of this period, perfecting the technique called Ukiyo-e. These prints resulted in vibrant colors and dark contours. With a beautiful simplicity, the Japanese portrayed their surroundings with blossoming flowers and breathtaking landscapes. They would also depict ordinary scenes of their everyday life, something seen as a modern theme to the Impressionists and a perfect motif to go against Classic rules imposed in art. The way Renoir works with the portrayal of the model in Madame Henriot2 is groundbreaking and goes against the standards of Classic Academy.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Madame Henriot2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madame Henriot2 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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