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.
Buddha In His Youth is a breathtaking artwork by Odilon Redon, a significant figure in Early Modernism. Painting imaginary creatures, beings that seem to come from the realm of nightmares, and later dealing with spiritual themes, the painter and draughtsman became the most prominent exponent of Symbolism. Redon made his name through charcoal drawings and masterful handling of the color black in a series he named noirs. After his encounter with other artists, his pictures became intensely colorful. Buddha In His Youth shows Buddha sitting and meditating amidst beautiful and fantastical scenery.
Buddha In His Youth was painted on a rectangular canvas, emphasizing both Buddha sitting in the center of the composition and the tree behind him spreading its branches upwards. The predominant color is a luminescent beige, a cream white used throughout the whole background. The diffuse lighting gives the image a solid atmospheric feeling, hinting at an oneiric universe, a distinctive trait of Redon's pieces. The Buddha is wearing a shining yellow vestment, and around him, Redon made many colorful flowers, painted in an intense blue and purple, red, orange, black, and yellow. When faced with such a beautiful painting, the viewer can get lost in the amount of detail and in its multicolored palette. Such beauty and strength of expression can pleasantly surprise any audience.
Redon's father was a wealthy man and dealt with the production and commercialization of wine. Young Odilon was raised by his uncle, living in a rural region of France. One of the boy's favorite pastimes was to watch the clouds in the sky, their movements, and metamorphosis. While this seems a relatively common occurrence, the image of abstract shapes becoming figures was later very significant to Redon's artistic process. His parents respected his decision to become a painter, and after his fundamental teachings with Stanislas Gorin, the painter enrolled in Gérôme's classes.
His experience with the famed painter was very negative, though. Redon and Gérôme had vehemently opposed beliefs, and after that experience, the young artist felt unmotivated to keep his practice. Returning to Bordeaux, he met Rodolphe Bresdin, a local visionary artist that was highly influential to him. Bresdin's works were very detailed, and this aspect of different textures and shading was something that Redon explored deeply in his works.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Buddah In His Youth, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Buddah In His Youth 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.