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Pierre Auguste Renoir began painting Near The Lake in 1879 and finished it during the next year. This oil painting portrays a simple theme of the daily life, a recurring subject in Renoir’s work, as well as many modern artists. During this time, the artist went into a frenetic period of artistic output that included Girl with a Fan, Girl with a Cat and Box at the Opera, The Luncheon of the Boating Party and Two Sisters (On the Terrace).
The oil painting Near The Lake is a magnificent Impressionistic take on a typical landscape. Renoir worked intimately, portraying his characters with their true essence, and placing the viewer in the scene with the figures. This painting isn’t different. A small girl with long blond hair and wicker hat decorated with blue flowers leans on the balcony with her fingers intertwined. She looks attentively at the man on the left, whose body exceed the limits of the canvas.
The gentleman is well-dressed, with a blue shirt and a yellow jacket. He has a full beard, wears a fashionable hat – which the painter gave considerable attention to detail – and is smoking a cigarette. There are bundles of plants that fall from the roof of the balcony, creating beautiful shimmers of light on the two characters. The far background depicts a lake with banks of green grass, a couple taking a stroll, as well as a sailboat in the water.
In the late XIX century, photography could not yet capture snapshots of life so efficiently, but in a sense Renoir captured the essence of the technique as he off figures in the painting, suggesting the panoramic continuation of the scene outside the confines of the frame. This unconventional snapshot of urban life places the artist more in the realm of Degas than with his early Impressionist colleagues Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley.
This period marks a change in Renoir’s style, as he was studying the works of Classic masters like Ingres and Cézanne. He began painting in a more broad, classical style and experimenting more with what he could learn from the Classic artists who came before him. The painting Luncheon at the Boating Party is an excellent example of his change in direction when it came to his technique.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Near The Lake, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Near The Lake 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 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.