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For Thomas Moran, depicting landscapes was not about accurate depiction of what can be seen, but instead an effort to transmit to the observer a glimpse of what the artist felt when confronted with the landscape. In fact, Moran heeded the words of John Ruskin, art critic and who shared the artist’s high regard reserved to the British J. W. M. Turner, when he said that the task of the great landscape painter is not to transmit the physical characteristics of the subject matter, but to provide the observer with a precise impression caused by standing where the artist stood. Such ethos was the Romanticist root of the Hudson River School. And can be followed like a thread through not only Moran’s work but also the work of his contemporaries and fellow members of that movement.
Being so, in this depiction of the famous city of Venice, Moran eschews the focus on the famous landmarks, instead depicting a bucolic scene of common life, using Venice as a grandiose backdrop to an otherwise mundane spectacle. Instead of following the tradition of the veduta, which aims to perfectly depict reality, focusing on geographic and architectural features of the landscape, and creates a vista that, while fictitious, has the objective of transmitting faithfully the mental image kept from his travels to the merchant city.
The artist traveled to Venice on two occasions, in 1886 and 1890, the first time during his travel to Europe in which he was able to come into contact with original paintings by Turner. As this oil on canvas was finished 1898, it portrays the memory of the city as seen by a young man, which has the effect of producing a colorful scene, with a kaleidoscopic sunset and the mottled sails of the fishing boats in the foreground creating a dynamic and lively color palette, which speaks of a bustling city, in contrast with the otherwise placid scene pictured with loving care.
Although this piece, one of the many products of Moran’s awe with Venice, has been in possession of private collectors for many years, its popularity has produced many a series of lithographic reproductions. Undoubtedly, Moran’s effort to bring what Venice made him feel to his public found great success, as it is impossible to gaze upon the canvas and not understand how the artist felt when visiting the city.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Venice IV, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Venice IV 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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