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Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the masterpiece entitled Twilight, or Le crepuscule in the original French, which was also translated as Evening Mood, during the year 1882. The artist is known to have concluded over a thousand paintings throughout his career, but only about over eight-hundred have been found. During the 1880s, Bouguereau was at the height of his career, producing refined oil paintings of traditional academic style which were praised by the art critics as well as the public.
Bouguereau participated in the annual exhibit of the Paris Salon during his whole career as an artist. He was trained by the academy and influenced by the Classic art of ancient Greece, as well as the painterly masters of the Renaissance era. Raphael was one of his greatest inspirations, and Bouguereau would study his work intensively. The artist was able to take all of the knowledge of the past masters and create a work of his own, without making copies. Bouguereau’s most famous paintings portray the female figure – from simple peasants to voluptuous nude goddesses.
The artwork Le crepuscule is one of the artist’s many portrayals of an idealized and majestic female nude. On a long, vertical canvas, Bouguereau depicted a Goddess of the sea with porcelain-like skin. The artist’s vast knowledge of anatomy allowed him to produce images of the human figure in a variety of poses, and he beautifully captured the delicate features of the female body. In this painting, the model is alone, wrapped in a dark piece of thin fabric and floating over the ocean. One of her hands lays on her shoulder while touching her face. By turning her head towards her shoulders, the artist was able to give a beautiful flow from the back of her neck, down to her arm, which is accompanied by the shape of the fabric.
The Goddesses image is reflected on the ocean’s surface, and the waves carry shades of green and brown. In the background, a sizeable brown boulder can be seen, creating a balance in the composition. The sky is light blue, violet and pink, with a bright, white crescent moon on the top left corner of the canvas. Bouguereau was most praised for his attention to detail and his almost hyperrealistic paintings.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Le crepuscule (Twilight) (or Evening Mood), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Le crepuscule (Twilight) (or Evening Mood) 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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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.
Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
Stretched, Gallery Wrapped and Framed paintings are covered with protective bubble wrap, separated by foam board and then carefully put into the cardboard box.