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The Blue Rider is not only one of the most important pieces from Wassily Kandinsky, concluded in 1903. It has a heavy background and a close relationship with the author’s history with abstract art. A few times earlier, his famed painting Last Judgement was rejected from an exhibition, and as a response, some modernist painters formed a group called The Blue Rider. It was then discovered that the name of the painting was rewritten, raising doubts if the name of the group was chosen because of the painting or the other way around.
This piece is also very important because it represents a middle ground between Expressionism and the complete abstract style that are both significant milestones on the timeline of this artist’s career. The painting is not completely Expressionist as previous pieces painted around the same time. The figure of the rider and horse is blurred and sketchy. The anatomy of the horse is loose and uncompromised with reality. There is a green field painted on a beautiful yet not realistic tone of green - so bright it’s almost yellow. There are shadows on the right of the painting suggesting that the sun is on the left-hand side of the luxurious field.
Golden treetops and white trunks contour the rural landscape. The trees vanish into the background, gaining a darker color. On the horizon, dark mountains were painted in dark blue creating a middle ground between the color of the trees and the color of the sky. The sky is light blue and has white cottony clouds. But all the details and colors tend to yellow as if we were watching the scene through a yellow filter. The little rider is galloping on his white horse. He wears a blue cape that covers his head and back. The hat is pointy, recalling characters from fantastic tales. The tail of the horse is completely stretched, suggesting that he is galloping in high speed. On the bottom right, a darker shadow approaches, suggesting that tall trees are placed outside of the canvas, on the foreground.
The whole painting is covered in thick paint, creating an impression that we are looking at it through an etched glass. The entire layout is quite academic, but the artists gave large steps in his abstraction development, creating a bucolic and intriguing scene.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Blue Rider, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Blue Rider 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.