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The Mill is known to this day as one of the most important of Rembrandt’s artworks, not only for its beauty and artistry but for what it represented for authors to come and for having dictated taste and artistic relevance. The work is both subtle and romantic - yet is filled with dramaticism and intensity. The painting is divided into two parts horizontally. In the middle, the mill stands out like a beacon, against a vast horizon where it’s possible to see a field and dark trees. There is a hill where the construction of the mill is placed, and that ends in the abrupt edge of a large moat. There are a few houses on the bottom of it, and it’s placed on a small hump on the land. The mill wooden-made and has a rounded base with a structure set on top of it. It looks very unbalanced, almost like it’s going to fall due to the weight of the massive sails.
The sunlight shines very subtly on the scene. The grass and the hill are darkened by shadows, and on the left of the painting, it is possible to observe that a storm is coming. Despite the small number of clouds gathering on the left, the sky is bright and blue and reflects on the water, dividing the painting in the middle through a contrasting of light and shadow.
On the bottom left there are some characters. There is a man in the shadows pushing a barrel upwards the hill. Coming down the muddy path a woman conducts a child. She wears a hat and carries a basket. Over her long dress, she wears an apron. On the margins of the river, a man leans against the hill observing a woman washing clothes. From the left of the scene, an old man approaches on a boat. He is dressed in all red, including a round hat and holds firmly onto the oars. On the stern of the boat, there is a large piece of cloth, probably a sail.
Up to the 70s, it was believed the painting had much less contrast and was much darker, but a restoration work brought up much of the light and dramatic feeling that are fundamental to understand the importance of this piece.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Mill c. 1650, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Mill c. 1650 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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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 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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