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Painted in 1906, Couple Riding is an early painting from Kandinsky’s career, but already shows the strong Expressionist characteristics and his movement towards abstraction. This painting still has characters and narrative, but the vivid colors and bright spots of light are put together to create the representation of two people horseback riding. The way this piece was created evokes a colorful glow as if we were looking through a mosaic or small pieces of colored glass.
The couple in the scene is riding a horse by the side of a river. The horse is covered with a decorated cape, and all of his gear is beautifully composed of several colors and details. The couple rides together and is embracing, showing a caring, calm, candid scene. Golden leaves are placed on loose white tree branches and dangle over their heads. The side of the river they are riding is darkened as if the light was fading from the day, but the leaves are represented in bright yellow, as well as their headgear, clothes and the horse. On the horizon, the sky is bright blue but gets darker and darker as it goes up. These colors combined with the dark spots and the leaves, makes it look like we are watching the end of the afternoon of an autumn evening.
The river divides the scene, and behind it, it’s possible to see a big lightened up city. The city is so busy its lights are reflected on the river. The architecture of the domes and towers suggest that the painting is placed in Moscow. The domes are portrayed in a varied palette of blue, yellow and green. The river that cuts the city in the middle is dark blue, but several colored spots of light brighten it up. Behind the horizon, on the right-hand side of the painting, there are yellow and orange spots of color representing more trees. The ground where the horse passes, there are leaves and red petals making the scene have an even more romantic and candid impression. The horse is portrayed in a very desaturated shade between yellow and green, and it is trouting majestically through the trees with its front leg lifted. Its long hair and tail are painted blue, almost grey, and both are long to the point that the tail shows underneath the colorful cape.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Couple Riding, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Couple Riding 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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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