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Claude Oscar Monet painted A Palm Tree At Bordighera in 1884 when he visited the town that named the artwork, which was located on the Riviera of Italy, near the border of Italy and France. He primarily intended of staying in the city for three weeks but ended up working there for three months. The artist was fascinated by the Mediterranean and its vibrant landscapes drenched in sunlight – as he wrote to his fellow artist and friend Auguste Rodin about this passion for his new surroundings. A year before this, Monet had visited Bordighera with fellow Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir but decided to return to experience working there alone.
The Impressionists would usually paint en plein air and in groups, meaning that they would meet in a specific location, often in nature, to portray it in oil paintings. They felt the need to observe the optical effects of natural sunlight on a landscape. The group’s love for nature only grew as they emerged themselves in forests, fields, gardens, and river banks. Monet had a passion for Japanese woodcut prints, as they portrayed subjects of nature and the everyday life with vibrant colors. The culture of the Orient was a refreshing opposition to the Traditional values that European art based itself on, and served as an alternative source of inspiration.
The oil painting A Palm Tree At Bordighera translates the artist's enthusiasm with this newly found landscape filled with colorful trees and other vegetation. In this particular painting, he placed the palm tree as the central figure. Monet used hints of blue on the overall brown trunk, as well as yellow and orange on the leaves. The vegetation around the central figure is exceptionally vibrant and colorful, with loose brush strokes of bright orange, red and yellow contrasting with the dark tonalities of the green leaves. The far background depicts blue mountains in the distance, as well as a calm sky with timid glimmers of pink and yellow.
The way the artist positions the palm tree, having its leaves exceed the limits of the canvas, can be seen as a symbol of his great respect for the immense power of nature – something he admired and repeatedly used as a theme for his artwork. Monet was mainly drawn to the palm trees of Bordighera, portraying them in other paintings like Palm Trees At Bordighera.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Palm Tree At Bordighera, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Palm Tree At Bordighera 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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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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