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Pierre Auguste Renoir concluded the sunny painting The Swing in 1876 and can be seen in the Musée d’Orsay. The artist was staying at a cottage at the gardens of Musée de Montmartre, where he painted this artwork, as well as the masterpiece, Dance at the Moulin de La Galette. The Moulin de la Galette was visited by many artists that lived in Paris, many of whom would live in the quarter of Montmartre – a vibrant location but quite economical.
In fact, the two paintings portray some of the same people. In The Swing, Renoir includes his brother, Edmond, the artist Norbert Goeneutte, as well as the model and French actress, Jeanne Samary – who became the artist’s lover. Samara appears in other iconic paintings like Luncheon on the Boating Party and La Reverie. She was a sophisticated woman and very smart, having artistic influences from many areas coming from her direct family members, like theater and music.
During this period, Renoir and other modern painters were significantly influenced by the Asian culture that arrived in Europe. The Impressionists would collect Japanese woodcut prints that usually had no value in the commercial art world of the time. This tendency went on to future generations of painters, like the Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, who organized an art show of Japanese prints from his own collection. These artworks depict themes of breathtaking nature in vibrant colors.
In the oil painting The Swing, Renoir used a long, vertical canvas. Samary stands on a low swing, wearing a long white dress with blue bows and a blue underdress. She timidly looks away from the man engaging in conversation with her. On the left side of the canvas, there is a man behind a tree and a child looking at the two in conversation. This artwork has a spontaneous atmosphere as if it were a quick picture – a very modern way of depicting an ordinary scene. The colors are vibrant, and the interpretation of light is magnificent. Renoir beautifully captures the effects of the sunlight shining through the treetops, creating spotted areas of light and shadow on the landscape and figures. The shadow cast by the trees are painted in shades of blues and get darker along the background, where a group of people stands.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Swing2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Swing2 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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