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Regardless of Thomas Moran’s fame having been built upon his majestic vistas of the American West, many of his most delicate paintings are of other areas, most commonly Florida, Long Island and the Italian city of Venice. In this oil on canvas, painted in 1889, he turned his hand on the Long Island marshland, producing a piece of placid and idyllic beauty, which is now in possession of the Flint Institute of Arts, in Flint, Michigan.
It is a lovely depiction of the Long Island countryside, complete with flowing creeks, grazing farm animals, and great verdant trees. Truly, a composition that perfectly sums up the mental picture Moran had of the area and, to an extent, of Eastern America: a lush, beautiful place, dotted with human presence, which happens subtly and in complete harmony with its environment.
But, what must be taken into consideration here, is that, while Thomas Moran’s method consisted largely in outdoor in loco sketches, which he then took back to his studio to compose the painting, he had little to no actual commitment towards producing exact pictures of his subject matter. In fact, it was a common practice between Hudson River School artists, who were after all subscribers to a wider romantic tradition, to compose landscapes that didn’t exist in the real world, but instead, that is based upon bits and pieces acquired along the way.
What is meant by that is that the vantage points portrayed by Moran in this and many other works of his are very likely to not exist anywhere in Long Island or any part of the world. Parts of the composition that gives us this beautiful pastoral landscape all exist, to some extent, even if not in the same place.
Instead of such relation being a demerit to Moran’s work, it is its forte. Just as all artists must live in the world to picture it, Moran inhabits beyond specific places, occupying not physical America, but its platonic counterpart, ideal America, that which inhabits the minds of so many who, like Moran, left their birthplaces for life there. By producing these collages, the artist cannot only be better at pulling at his audience’s heartstrings and aesthetic sensibilities but also to more thoroughly represent what he believes his adoptive motherland to be.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Pastoral Landscape, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Pastoral Landscape 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 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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