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Throughout his successful career, Thomas Moran would often look to portray the Rocky Mountains, arguably the leader among the great Western American natural wonders, from a variety of standpoints, weather conditions, and states of mind. The latter being quite relevant to the final product of his art, since, as painters of the Hudson River School were wont to do, Moran often portrayed not what he saw, but the feelings that the landscape made him feel, in an effort to transmit to the observer the same sensation of awe and inspiration that the artist had the privilege of witnessing.
Such inclination provided us with this beautiful oil on canvas, finished in 1896 and now in the hands of unknown private collectors, although many lithograph prints of it were produced and sold, making it a rather popular piece in its many incarnations. It has even sometimes been sold with a misplaced credit to Albert Bierstadt, even though close examination of the piece will reveal Moran’s unmistakable signature in the bottom right of the piece. At any rate, it does lack a few of the characteristics that set apart the artist’s work, but that might be more a case of Moran stepping out of his comfort zone.
The choice of color palette, for example, sets it apart from the rest of Moran’s work, which usually veers towards earthy tones of yellow and brown, with some greenery added in the foliage. Here, we have a predominantly green and blue palette of cold tones, with the eponymous mountain range sitting in the background covered in white snow. That way, the painting is dominated by vegetation and river in the foreground, serving as a frame for the might of the mountains in the background, while also creating a horizontal divider in the piece, which in turn contrast with the vertical divider provided by the river, which flows through the middle of the painting.
To an extent, it seems like Moran produced this piece to transmit the awe-inspiring might of the Rocky Mountains as a distant being, towering over the landscape, so distant and white with snow they almost look like clouds. Once more, Moran can touch the observer’s sensibilities with a landscape the would have been almost unremarkable, were it not for his artistic sensibility on portraying it.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of View of the Rocky Mountains, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of View of the Rocky Mountains 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.
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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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