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Flood Improvisation is a striking piece of art. It was painted in 1913, and at the time the artist had been experimenting with color and flowy brushstrokes, creating several pieces that are set around the theme of water and waves. This moment in his career is very well represented in this piece. Movement is probably the most distinctive quality of this piece. Wherever you place your eye, the shapes and colors are going to lead you into another portion of the painting. The entire canvas has a live, vivid atmosphere, and even the darker and more geometric strokes are leading us somewhere.
Kandinsky’s pieces touch our emotions and dialogue with our perception, and this composition, when put together with the name of the painting, evokes the idea that we are in the middle of the chaos and confusion of a flood that has just happened.It is mostly composed of large and colorful organic shapes. There are no straight lines, and the edges of the shapes are not defined by borders but are separated by the spaces of darkness and negative spaces between the pieces.
Black and dark blue are spread all over the canvas, to the point that we have a feeling that they are the real base colors for the rest of the piece - as if the bright spots of color were added later to a dark canvas. This helps with the idea that we are standing in the middle of a turmoil of water. On top of these colors, there are smaller shapes built in red and blue. These shapes pursue the edges of the bigger splashes of color and respect the limit between the colorful beads and the dark background. They are subtle details that make the oil look even more chaotic and alive.
Around these shapes, there are some long strings of paint that connect the forms, as if they were threads of a musical instrument, or as if these bodies were not completely solid and were melting and liquefying among each other. On the bottom, there are some different colors like brown and green. It is interesting that these colors only appear on the bottom corner of the space, and they are not put together in defined shapes. It’s almost like they leaked to the rest of the painting.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Flood Improvisation, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Flood Improvisation 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.