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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded the dramatic artwork entitled The Flagellation of Christ in 1880. The artist was praised by critics as well as the public for his oil paintings depicting mythological subjects and biblical stories. His most famous artworks have the female figure as the central image, but in this case, the painter portrays mostly men. Bouguereau had a vast knowledge of anatomy, worked with beautiful and natural postures. He studied with live models as well as observing dissected corpses.
The artist had recently gone through many tragic deaths in his family, losing his son Georges about five years earlier. Some years after this mark in Bouguereau’s life, his wife, Nelly Monchablon, passed away and their fifth child, Maurice died shortly after as well. These terrible events caused a significant impact on the painter, and most likely this affected his production as well. Bouguereau was already at the height of his career and gained high praise from the public and the art critics of the time – even though he was despised by the artists of the Impressionist movement.
In The Flagellation of Christ, the French painter depicts a cruel scene in which two men whip Christ’s broken down body with ropes. Jesus, which hangs from a column tied by his wrists, is the focal point of the artwork. His skin almost glimmers in the bright light that shines from above – like a holy light from the sky helping him endure this terrible moment. Already unconscious, Christ’s eyes seem to have rolled back, and his long brown hair flows as his head falls. The artist gave considerable attention to his feet that do not respond by keeping him up anymore. He wears nothing more than a white fabric wrapped around his waist, and it drapes beautifully to the floor.
The two men committing the torture were depicted in motion, with the strands of rope in the air. Their dark skin makes the figure of Christ stand out even more in the painting. There is a man on the forefront sitting on the ground and tying up some sticks to fashion another whip. The background is dark and filled with judging eyes of citizens, including women, children, and the elder.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Flagellation Of Christ, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Flagellation Of Christ 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.
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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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