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Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 1881 painting The Doges Palace Venice signals the artist's shift away from the Impressionist style he had played an integral part in creating. Initially learning his craft painting en plein air – painting on location – and specifically focusing on landscape paintings, Renoir achieved truly audacious and successful experiments in light, form, and brushwork.
The Doges Palace Venice appears at the interstice between the artist's Impressionist style, formed through the reproduction of verdant and overgrown woods, gardens, and busy waterways, and his 'Ingres period' in which he favored a more classical style informed by underdrawing and a broader reproduction of figurative outlines. In this canvas, the robust, supple underdrawing allows movement and maneuver of the thin and starkly visible brushstrokes. This artwork was concluded during the visit to Italy where Renoir was startled by the frescos of Raphael and consequently abandoned the Impressionist style. Renoir was immensely impressed by the Renaissance master, particularly the clarity of form and seeming ease of structure and composition.
This new period of artistic output was also referred to as Renoir's 'harsh' period, as he emphasized size, form, and volume rather than color and brushwork. For almost the whole of the 1880s, Renoir would focus on the precise reproduction of his subject's contours, more pronounced reproductions of shapes, more muted colors, as opposed to freedom of expression and free brushwork. Yet, Renoir did not completely abandon Impressionism, as in the bright and luminous water of The Doges Palace Venice, so reminiscent of the work of his friend Monet, the viewer can see the artist in a transitional phase between two periods.
Renoir’s color palette is beautifully composed of complementary combinations. The water in the forefront of the artwork is blue, with white and green highlights, but also reflects shades of orange and yellow. There are many boats in the river, some with white sails and others with bright orange ones. The architecture in the far background is carefully portrayed with excellent detail. Renoir’s Impressionistic influence can still be seen in the painting as his brushstrokes are still very expressive and visible. The sky is painted in a loose style, with tonalities of blue and white, on a light-yellow base. The artist balanced the painting as he used tame brush strokes on the buildings and contrasts that in the loose depiction of the water and sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Doges Palace Venice, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Doges Palace Venice 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 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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