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In the summer of 1904, Thomas Moran took his second trip to Yosemite Valley. Accompanied by his daughter Ruth, he toured the area on horseback, sketching the wondrous landscapes and magnificent views they met on their way. The tour resulted in a collection of paintings depicting the natural wonders of Western America, and its lush forests, rolling hills, and raucous waterfalls were made known through the artist’s work.
This piece is one of the magnificent products of that trip. Finished in 1913, this oil on canvas, now in possession of private collectors, fills its relatively small space with the great American outdoors. It is, as mentioned, part of a greater collection of paintings which includes oils and watercolors, and was said to have been instrumental in the environmentalist campaign that would result in the creation of Yosemite National Park, now one of California’s great natural attractions with its waterfalls and lush forest.
Its composition follows a well-established tradition in landscape painting, with the main feature in the optical center, further in the back of the painting, framed by features that would be closer to the observer, creating an illusion that one is really in that place, experiencing that view. It could, to an extent, be compared to J. W. M. Turner’s The Old Mill, Ambleside in composition, down to the river flowing down the middle of the canvas.
But what differentiates Thomas Moran’s work and, in many ways, the Hudson River School, from other landscape artists is that here an effort is made to omit all human influence from the scene. Other landscape painters would usually either portray a small measure of human influence, like a campsite or a cabin at least or even graft the human influence onto a landscape that in reality would be mostly untouched.
An explanation offered to that is that, due to the dominant schools of thought in the 19th century pretty much extolling the reach of human influence over the world, it would have been par for the course for an artist to take that to the canvas, so that the value of nature exists only in conjunction to the human observer. Conversely, for Moran and his peers, natural beauty carries value upon itself, even more so if it is free of human influence.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Waterfall In Yosemite, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Waterfall In Yosemite 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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