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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted The Piano Lesson in 1889 and portrayed two women at the piano. The girl sitting on the piano looks attentively at the sheet music while she plays. The other young woman stands next to her, holding a page of the music book, while placing her hand on her student’s back, as a gesture of assistance. Both wear long red gowns with black details and have red-brown hair. The overall painting has a warm color palette, as Renoir used orange, pink and yellow for the walls and floor. The artist painted many indoor scenes with women playing the piano, like in the oil paintings Two Young Girls at the Piano, Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano, and Young Woman at the Piano.
At the beginning of the 1880s, Renoir began to doubt his loyalty to the Impressionist movement and questioned what path he should take in his career. A trip to Algeria helped him come to the conclusion that he could never capture the great variety of skin tones and hues by using the techniques of his fellow modern painters – mainly because the Impressionists and Pointillists would experiment by placing contrasting and complementary colors side-by-side. Renoir’s trip to Italy was also fundamental for his shift in artistic perspective, for he was able to study the works of many great artists from the Renaissance, like Raphael. Although, after the 1890s, Renoir returned to his Impressionistic style, but joined this with his new knowledge of composition, perspective, and form.
The idealized scene in The Piano Lesson is a reflection of the Classic knowledge Renoir gathered in the last decade, even though during this time he is on his way to returning to the modern style that made him famous. This painting portrays perfectly the distinct aesthetic style of the XIX century bourgeois. Renoir knew how to please his audience, as well as his patrons with his artwork while remaining true to his essence as a painter. Although Renoir changed the direction of his artistic career for about a decade, he never entirely abandoned his Impressionistic traits. The painter continued using vibrant color palettes and modern themes, like the Parisian lifestyle, very rarely portraying mythological or biblical subjects.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Piano Lesson, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Piano Lesson 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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