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The French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the artwork entitled Rest at Harvest in 1865. Most known for his photo-realistic portrayals of fantastical scenes of Greek mythology or even from the Bible, the artist was able to transport the viewer inside of his paintings. The considerable attention to detail along with his technique of realistic precision gives life to a flat surface, with bursts of color and textures that the spectator can virtually feel. The same way Bouguereau can bring a tangible atmosphere to paintings with images of nymphs, Goddesses, and flying angles, the French artist was able to achieve this with more common atmospheres.
By working with idyllic themes, Bouguereau brought forth a realm of society which was often forgotten by Academic painters of the time. The term idyll comes from the ancient Greek poet Theocritus and his style of writing involving pastoral subjects. Some of Bouguereau’s most famous idyllic paintings are L’innocence (Innocence), The Shepherdess, and Les Noisettes (Hazelnuts) (or The Nut Gathers) – all representing young women. Throughout his entire career, the French artist focused on the representation of the female figure, becoming quite popular amongst the public, as well as the critics. Bouguereau was trained at one of the most prestigious art academies of Europe, École des Beaux-Arts, and was featured at the exhibits of the Paris Salon.
The oil portrait Rest at Harvest depicts a peaceful scene in which a young woman lays on the grass next to a field of golden wheat. Her posture is extremely relaxed, with one leg resting on the other, her left arm laying over her stomach and her other arm bent with her hand on her chest. The model’s brunet hair falls over to the wheat as her head falls to the ground. The grass beneath her varies in green, brown, and ochre pigments – with the last two colors repeated in the tall wheat plantation, but much more vibrant. The bright red flowers in her hand and hair, as well as some specks scattered in the field, bring a beautiful contrast to the scene. The angle created by the edge of the field guide the viewer’s eyes into the distance. A large house can be partially seen in the background, as well as some tall, dark green trees and bushes. The sky shows the sun setting in a bright white, light blue, and violet, while some darker clouds come in.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Rest at Harvest 1865, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Rest at Harvest 1865 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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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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