The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 20x24 inches (50x60 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
The Wedding Dance is an astonishing 119.4 × 157.5 cm (47 × 62 in.) oil on wood panel by the Flemish painter Pieter the Elder Bruegel. The original artwork belongs to the Detroit Institute of Arts. This painting is considered to be part of a series along with the famous The Peasant Dance and The Peasant Wedding.
As in the other Bruegel's detailed panels, this picture contains an impressive number of characters: 125 individuals enjoying the wedding. Bruegel's focus on the act of dancing, not only in this work but many pictures from those years, is a matter of much discussion. Some people point to it as a moralizing critique, while others defend it as a celebration of the peasantry's pleasure for life. The matter is surrounded by controversy because, at that time, dance was forbidden by the church.
The Wedding Dance is a detailed genre painting. The work was painted in four oak panels glued together. Green and earthy tones dominate the picture's palette, and through his use of vermillion and blue, Brueghel added color intensity to it. The composition is intricate, with many people dancing. They all seem very happy and enjoying themselves in the festivity. Their figures are depicted in the distinctive Bruegel way: round, blushy faces with big eyes and comical expressions. The peasants are talking, dancing, drinking, and kissing. With his typical witty tone, some men are seen with big erections.
Among the dancing guests, and partially covered by them, the bride and her father are at the center. The blond woman and man have their hands up, and their faces can be fully seen. As it was the custom during the Renaissance, the bride wears a black dress. Other couples can be noticed in movement and in a variety of poses. Their clothes are brown, black, red and blue. Bruegel painted the grass in a beautiful, strong cold green, which spreads until almost the top of the painting: the horizon line is very distant, almost disappearing.
Because of its representation, The Wedding Dance is another piece of ambiguity in Bruegel's body of work. It's not clear if he is either condemning or accepting their activities because they are both caricaturesque and joyful. Even though some authors tend to put Bruegel as a moralizing artist, his pictures always seem open to interpretation. Either way, they are visually marvelous.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Wedding Dance in the Open Air, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Wedding Dance in the Open Air 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.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "Wedding Dance in the Open Air" by Pieter the Elder Bruegel. The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "Wedding Dance in the Open Air" by Pieter the Elder Bruegel Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
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Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.