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.
1909 was a year that Kandinsky explored the theme of riders and horses in several pieces and studies, where at least seven are immensely popular. He was going through a phase of transition when his art was becoming less representative and more abstract little by little. At this period in time, most of his pieces would have strong Expressionist characteristics, such as bright complementary colors and visible brushstrokes.
The elements mentioned above are critical in this piece. The first thing that draws attention is the element that names the painting. A large irregular blue mountain is placed against a colorful background. The background is divided into shapes, and some black contours evoke the idea that these shapes are bidimensional but set in different depths. It’s like the horses are popping in the foreground, then there is a layer with other abstract elements like a yellow square, and way on the background the blue mountains gently paced atop the pink and red shades of the back.
The brushstrokes are vigorous, and the colors are sprinkled with dark dots. The horses are riding in front of the mountain, placed in the middle of the layout, riding towards the right-hand side of the scape. There are four visible horses. Three of them are painted in white and beige, and the one behind is represented on a light shade of brown. The horses are not realistic, but not completely abstract. And unlike the most famous pieces, the shapes are not entirely geometric. To the left of the artwork, an irregular yellow shape that resembles a sponge can be seen. The shapes overlap and cast shadows onto each other, evoking some sense of volume. It is like the forms were flat pieces like cardboard cuts but placed on different levels of depth.
The background is painted in tones of red and pink and has some different shapes formed by the brushstrokes. The whole painting is bright and has a varied color palette. On top of the horses, there are the figures of the riders. They are represented with colorful shapes and wear pointy hats. Some shapes resemble the riders coming from the left of the picture, suggesting that there are more riders. The ensemble is bright and bold, yet the combination between shapes and elements result in a cheerful environment.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Blue Mountain, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Blue Mountain 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.