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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted the landscape The Seine At Chatou in 1881. This artwork is an excellent depiction of the Impressionist’s knowledge of color and composition. The Seine river was a subject portrayed by many modern artists, such as Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Vincent Van Gogh, among others. The Realist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted Seine Landscape near Chatou, many years prior in 1855, but with a darker color palette.
This period represents a shift in Renoir’s production – for, during the 1880s, he questions the Impressionist movement and eventually turns his back on it. This rejection of engaging in modern art was due to his fascination with the past masters who worked upon the teachings of the ancient Greek civilization, like the Renaissance artists, or the Neo-Classical. Renoir set himself to learn about traditional painting techniques that focused on the definition of forms and representing life in a more realistic way than the Impressionists. There wasn’t a concern with expressive brush strokes or creating contrasting color palettes.
Renoir, later on, traveled to Italy and was profoundly influenced by the artwork he saw, like the immense frescos by Raphael, or the beautiful canvases of Ingres. In fact, this period is later known as Renoir’s “Ingres period,” or “harsh period,” as he was concerned in portraying textures to create an illusion, as well as giving a velvet touch to skin tones. Although Renoir takes a drastic turn in his career, this does not happen at once. The Seine At Chatou is an example of a landscape that carries many Impressionistic features, like loose brush strokes and possibly painted en plein air – a customary practice amongst the Impressionists in which they painted outside.
The Seine At Chatou portrays a typical landscape of the banks of the Seine river. A woman stands in the green grass holding a bouquet of colorful flowers. The forefront depicts bushes with darker shades of green, as well as a blossoming tree, with white and purple flowers that cover most of the view of the river. Some sailboats can be spotted in the far background, as well as a couple of houses. The calm sky is light blue with white clouds and has some areas covered by the tall trees.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Seine At Chatou, 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 Chatou 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.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic 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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