The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
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 20x24 inches (50x60 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.
The Embrace, also known as Lovers, is a beautiful 98 × 169 cm(38.5 x 66.5 in) oil on canvas by Egon Schiele. The original artwork belongs to the Belvedere’s Palace collection. The masterpiece is dated 1917, exactly when Schiele arrived from his two-year military service. In the following year, at only 28 years old, Schiele passed away. Still, 1917 was a year that he painted abundantly, and along with Gustav Klimt, opened a Kunsthalle at the city, an exhibition space envisioned to hold the shows of new artists. The Embrace is a stellar example of Schiele’s oeuvre: intensity of color, flesh, and brushstrokes.
The Embrace was painted on a rectangular canvas. Its viewpoint was positioned above the couple, and the painting portrays a nude couple lying on wrinkled sheets. The man has his back to the viewer, and only his profile can be seen. His hair is dark and spiky. His back is muscular, reminiscent of the strong, exaggerated bodies of Rubens or Michelangelo. Schiele created a beautiful figure with bright orange strokes of flesh amidst blueish and greyish skin. The volume of the bodies was built through color. Egon painted a clear thin black outline to reinforce the anatomical structure, emphasizing the bones and muscles.
The woman’s skin is lighter, with areas of warmer skin tones, such as her elbow, hands, and knees. Her hair is long and spreads to the top-right corner of the canvas, merging both with the man’s head and the darker corners of the room. Its waves are akin to the broad yellow brushstrokes in the painting’s background and the folds of the white sheets. The woman’s face is also not fully seen: she looks ahead, and the public can only see her forehead and eyelids. Just as the man, Schiele used cold greys and light oranges to create volume and visual harmony.
The Embrace highlights how Schiele’s work is about intimate moments. While the perspective is unusual and the setting abstract - the sheets are floating against a yellow gestural background - the artist chose an intense moment of intimacy to depict. As it’s the case for his portraits and observation from models, he flawlessly brings rawness and tenderness of ab intimate experience. The Embrace is a powerful and compelling painting, a masterpiece made by Schiele in his mature period.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Embrace Aka Lovers II, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Embrace Aka Lovers II 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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.
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All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. We insist on sourcing our materials from brands that have been in business for at least a century or more.
Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.
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.