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Claude Oscar Monet painted the landscape The Seine At Argenteuil in 1873, as he had moved to the semi-rural town in 1872 when he returned to France after fleeing the war with his wife, Camille. He painted the same view when he arrived, in the oil painting entitled Argenteuil, Seen from the Small Arm of the Seine. The Impressionist enjoyed his new surroundings and portrayed it in many paintings, especially around the Seine river, a common practice for many modern artists, like Edouard Manet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Vincent Van Gogh.
The Impressionists were not concerned in portraying an idealized scene in nature in a realistic style, but to express their experience in the environment. They observed the natural lighting and the optical effects it had on the landscape and the figures – the impact light had on water was especially fascinating to Monet. Because of these factors, the Impressionists preferred to work en plein air, meaning they painted outdoors. During this time, boating was very popular, and Argenteuil became a meeting point for competitors and enthusiasts, creating the perfect motif for Monet to portray scenes of the French life.
Monet and his colleagues were also very influenced by the exotic culture and art of the Orient, especially the Japanese art of Ukiyo-e, a technique similar to the traditional woodcut prints. These artworks were extremely different then what was produced and praised in the European art market, but it caught the attention of modern artists. With radically opposing aesthetic values to the Greeks standards, the Japanese prints brought a unique construction of compositions and perspective, vibrant colors, and figures with defined contours. This art revolved around daily scenes of every day life, and views of the majestic nature seen in Japan.
The oil painting The Seine At Argenteuil shows what seems to be an autumn scene with a cool color palette. The right side of the canvas shows many green and ochre-colored bushes on the river bank – the left side is farther from the viewer, has darker vegetation and a row of multiple tall ochre trees. The river reflects the colors and shapes of the trees, as well as the faraway white buildings and church seen on the horizon. The sky varies in tonalities of blue and some smaller and darker clouds can be seen gathering.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Seine At Argenteuil, 1873, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Seine At Argenteuil, 1873 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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