Artwork of the Week

Artwork of the Week is a series of weekly emails we send of public domain art pieces curated by our team for you. Handpicked by PosterFactory these artworks are specifically chosen to print on our premium papers to produce stunning art prints with exceptional image reproduction.

Aquarell Fuenffarbendruck - Wassily Kandinsky
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Stare into this Kandinsky work for just a few seconds and get lost in mystery and reflection. Kandinsky’s abstracted art allows the viewer to complete the painting in their own minds; lending meaning to the ambiguous shapes, colours and forms to complete the story that it’s telling. The beauty of this work — which is taken from Maler des Expressionismus : 15 Farbdruck — is that it is entirely open to personal interpretation. We see flowers and fruits; a poppy at the bottom of the canvas, an apple at the top with a scattering of apricots, blueberries and strawberries. But what do you see? Print it, frame it, put it on a wall in your home and start a conversation that will never get old.

Wassily Kandinsky pioneered modern abstract art — and he took the genre to entirely new levels. His mastery of colour and form created some of the most iconic works of the last century. Something in the way that Kandinsky creates art makes it almost musical, almost sonic, stirring the viewer like a beautiful piece of music. Kandinsky believed that abstract art offers us the chance to interpret and understand the world around us. He also had a passionate conviction that abstract art could lead to spiritual enlightenment. Kandinsky’s work and ideas inspired many artists, from his Bauhaus students to the post-WW2 Abstract Expressionists.

Tropical Forest with Monkeys - Henri Rousseau
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Tropical Forest with Monkeys is a superb example of Primitivism, a movement that appreciated and appropriated what was referred to at the time as “primitive” art. For Primitivists, this basically meant any art created outside Europe. As is typical with Primitivist art, Tropical Forest with Monkeys uses simple, bold shapes and more abstracted forms than traditional European art. Tropical Forest with Monkeys is one of Rousseau’s final paintings, showcasing his — by now — signature lush, exotic, verdurous landscapes. Many critics suggest that the monkeys in the background are holding sticks. We like to think that they are dancing or playing around — enjoying a simple life that’s far removed from the modern urban “jungle” that was Rousseau’s Paris.

Henri Rousseau only became a full-time artist when he turned 49. Before that, he had worked for the Paris customs office. Self-taught, his works were initially dismissed by critics but found favour amongst modernists like Picasso and Kandinsky. These artists embraced Rousseau’s works precisely because of the incorrect proportions, one-point perspective and sometimes unnatural colours that had led to their dismissal by the more conservative parts of Paris’ art establishment. Today Rousseau is one of the most respected post-impressionists and held up as one of the best examples of the Primitivism movement.

Caryatid - Amedeo Modigliani
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A caryatid is a sculpted female figure that serves as an architectural support — usually taking the place of a column or a pillar. The Greek term karyatides literally means “maidens of Karyai”, an ancient town on the Peloponnese peninsular. It was a style that seemed to captivate Modigliani as he created more than 70 caryatid-inspired works. Modigliani was also influenced by African art, as can clearly be seen in this work.

Creating a portrait that draws so heavily on the caryatid motif also causes us to think about the contrasting properties of flesh and stone — living and inanimate, yielding and resolute, warm and cold, fleeting and immutable. These themes would have been at the forefront of Modigliani’s mind and frequently surface in his work.

Central to the Ecole de Paris, Modigliani’s portraits convey his subjects’ personalities, while his trademark stylisation and use of recurring motifs — long necks and almond-shaped eyes — lends them uniformity. Modigliani’s portraiture also serves as a vital art history record, comprising a gallery of major figures from the Ecole de Paris circle. Modigliani’s portraits uniquely reveal the sitter’s inner life — often revealing a sense of melancholy through elongated proportions and mask-like faces.

Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water - James McNeill Whistler
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This painting marks a radical departure for Whistler, as it takes his use of abstraction to a new level. Unlike his earlier marine paintings, there is hardly any light on the canvas, except for the low sun (or perhaps it’s the moon?).

Either way, to us, the painting has many qualities of a JMW Turner work, as the distant ships are not much more than blurred lines lost in dark, murky shadows. Spend some time reflecting on this work, and you’ll start to pick out more glimmers of distant light — perhaps on the ships or in the windows of the distant buildings lining the shore, and then reflected in back in the waters.

James McNeill Whistler was one of the most significant figures in modern art and often described as an early Post-Impressionist. He’s often celebrated for his innovative painting style and eccentric personality. He was known to have verbal and legal arguments with art critics and dealers — anyone, in fact, that didn’t appreciate his work. His paintings, etchings, and pastels epitomise the notion of creating “art for art’s sake,” a philosophy celebrated by Whistler and others in the Aesthetic movement.

Two Women on the Shore - Edvard Munch
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Edvard Munch’s painting looks simple enough at first glance. A young veiled woman stares out to sea — perhaps she’s a bride waiting for her husband to return. But who is the figure clad in black sat next to her?

Most art critics agree that it’s the woman’s future self — a widow — mourning her husband. For that reason, the painting is often considered to symbolise the fleeting nature of love, the shortness of life, and our inability to see our future. Munch leaves us to ponder whether it’s better not to know what fate has in store. And the painting asks us whether that very ignorance and innocence is what ultimately makes us human.

Edvard Munch was a prolific yet perpetually troubled artist preoccupied with the darker side of human existence such as mortality and illness — and also desire and religion. He expressed these obsessions through works of intense colour, semi-abstraction, and mysterious subject matter, which he most famously expressed in The Scream. As French Impressionism gained popularity, Munch took up the more graphic, symbolist style of Paul Gauguin. Munch rose to be one of the most controversial and renowned artists of his generation.

Asakusa Rice Fields and Torinomachi Festival - Utagawa Hiroshige
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This scene is from Hiroshige’s important series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, capturing well-known locations across Japan’s new capital. This print showcases how Hiroshige so successfully combined European and Japanese influences. While his earlier images used traditional bird’s eye views that were popular in Japanese art, Asakusa Rice Fields and Torinomachi Festival uses a central perspective to create a sense of depth.

The portrait composition of the piece allows us to step into the scene, following the cat’s gaze out into the fields, past the houses and to the mountains in the distance. That cat is probably watching the distant birds too or maybe waiting for its owner to return home.

Known as the last great master in Japanese traditional woodblock printing, Utagawa Hiroshige (1857) was fascinated by the landscape of his beloved country. Hiroshige’s prints celebrate everyday life in the late Edo period, in which travel and entertainment became more widely available to the middle-class, and presented a vision of the country in which the changing of the seasons, and the associated festivities, were central.

Hiroshige’s art was popular at home and with European artists — particularly within the Art Nouveau movement.

Evening Snow on a Floss Shaper - Suzuki Harunobu
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The famous series Eight Views of the Parlour to which this work belongs was produced in 1766, around the emergence of full-colour prints in Japan. The series contains eight prints housed together in a decorative wrapper — all of which are now in the Chicago Art Institute’s collection.

These different scenes present visual puns based on the well-known themes of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers in China — each of which has its own poetic title. For Evening Snow, Suzuki Harunobu depicted silk floss as snow and the floss shaper as the mountain rather than showing snow-covered hills.

Such witty visual riddles and puns would have been appreciated by the audience of these prints — wealthy, well-educated townsmen who participated in poetry circles. One such figure was Ōkubo Jinshirō Tadanobu, whose pseudonym was Kyosen.

It is thought that he produced this set, engaging Harunobu’s services as well as those of the printer. In fact, this image contains Kyosen’s handwritten signature, leading scholars to believe that the Art Institute’s set is the first edition. Sets with Harunobu’s signature exist in other collections.

The Great Wave - Katsushika Hokusai
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Katsushika Hokusai’s celebrated series, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei), was started in 1830, when the artist was an incredible 70 years old. It established the popularity of landscape prints, which continues to this day. Perhaps most striking about the series is Hokusai’s copious use of the newly affordable Berlin blue pigment, featured in many of the compositions — adding a new colour and tone to the sky and water. Mount Fuji is the hero in each scene, viewed in the distance or up close, during various weather conditions and seasons, and from all directions.

The most famous image from the set is the “Great Wave” (Kanagawa oki nami ura), in which a tiny Mount Fuji can be seen under far away under the crest of a giant wave.

Hokusai is widely recognised as one of Japan’s greatest artists, having modernised traditional print styles through his innovations in subject and composition. His work celebrated Japan as a unified nation, depicting a diversity of landscapes and activities linked by shared symbols and stories.

Hokusai introduced European perspective to Japanese printmaking. He used various framing mechanisms to emphasise these focal points and create depth in his images. While we’re used to seeing prints arranged in this way, the technique was unprecedented in Hokusai’s day, and it was due to his influence it became widespread in Japanese printmaking.

Poppy Field - Claude Monet
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In July 1890, Claude Monet began four almost identically scaled canvases showing poppy fields near his home in Giverny. Although he did not consider these to be a series, the works show his growing interest in developing several canvases at once. They also demonstrate a far more homogeneous touch than the freely brushed landscapes of his earlier career, with surfaces that have a softened tapestry-like feel.

Claude Monet was the leader of the French Impressionist movement, literally giving the movement its name. As an inspirational talent and personality, he was crucial in bringing its adherents together. Interested in painting in the open air and capturing natural light, Monet would later bring the technique to one of its most famous pinnacles — his series paintings. Monet would paint the same subject at different times of the day, capturing the different colours and tones.

In his later years, Monet became increasingly sensitive to the decorative qualities of colour and form. He began to apply paint in smaller strokes, building it up in broad fields of colour. The effects that he achieved represent a remarkable advance towards abstraction and modern painting focused purely on surface effects.

Gustave Caillebotte Paris Street Rainy Day
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Painted just minutes away from the Saint-Lazare train station, this work represents the changing urban landscape of late nineteenth-century Paris. Caillebotte strikingly captures a vast, stark modernity, complete with life-size figures strolling in the foreground and wearing the latest fashions.

The painting’s highly crafted surface, rigorous perspective, and grand scale pleased Parisian audiences accustomed to the academic aesthetic of the official Salon. By contrast, its asymmetrical composition, unusually cropped forms, rain-washed mood, and candidly contemporary subject stimulated a more radical sensibility. For these reasons, the painting dominated the celebrated Impressionist exhibition of 1877 and is considered the artist’s masterpiece.

Even as late as the 1950s, Gustave Caillebotte was relatively unknown despite achieving much in Paris during the height of the Impressionist movement. Like many of his fellow avant-garde artists, he was fascinated by the impact of industrialisation and modernisation on Paris and its inhabitants. Caillebotte also played a critical role as a major source of patronage and financial support for artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro, who — at that time — were still trying to attract attention and achieve more widespread success.

An April Shower - William Turner
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This is one of Turner’s boldest pieces. It is ambitious in scale and stands apart from its contemporaries in its simplicity, strength and colour. Inspired by J.M.W. Turner’s picturesque views of 1790s landscapes, Turner foregrounds the importance of man’s harmony with the natural world. Using a sweeping rainbow, he also underscores the importance he places on family while reconnecting us with its old testament meaning and symbolism.

William Turner was an English painter who specialised in watercolour landscapes. He is often known as William Turner of Oxford or just Turner of Oxford to distinguish him from his contemporary, J.M.W. Turner (who also known as William). He belongs to the second generation of English watercolour painters, known for their romantic use of nature to foreground values and moral beliefs.

Many of Turner’s paintings depicted the countryside around Oxford. One of his best-known pictures is a view of the city of Oxford from Hinksey Hill. His paintings are held in national and international collections, for example, at the Tate Gallery (London, UK), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, US) and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (New Zealand).

Ballet at the Paris Opera - Edgar Degas
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Edgar Degas is recognised as one of the nineteenth century’s most innovative artists. He often combined traditional techniques in unorthodox ways. For example, in Ballet at the Paris Opéra, the artist used the monotype technique — made by drawing on glass or plate and pressing the drawing by hand onto a sheet of absorbent paper.

Degas combines his monotype print with delicate pastel work to accentuate the dancers’ ethereal costumes. He also sought to establish a beautiful, subtle contrast between them, the scenery, members of the orchestra and the dark, heavy double basses.

Born into a wealthy Franco-Italian family, Degas was encouraged to pursue his artistic talent from an early age. An impressionist through and through, Degas once said, “A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy.”

Like many Impressionists, Degas was significantly influenced by Japanese prints, which suggested novel approaches to composition. He captured strange postures from unusual angles under artificial light. He rejected the academic ideal of the mythical or historical subject. Instead, he was inspired by figures in modern situations, such as at the ballet.

Taking to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies - NASA
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Celebrate International Space Exploration Day with this stunning image from NASA. Using scientific instruments aboard a self-propelled ocean glider and several aeroplanes, this NASA mission will deploy a suite of water- and air-borne instruments to show what’s happening just below the ocean’s surface. The full-fledged field campaign will begin in October 2021, with the aircraft based out of NASA’s Ames Research Center.

NASA hopes to learn more about small-scale movements of ocean water, such as eddies. These whirlpools span about 6.2 miles or ten kilometres, slowly moving ocean water in a swirling pattern. Scientists think that these eddies play an essential role in transferring heat from the surface to the ocean layers below and vice versa. The eddies may play a role in the exchange of heat, gases and nutrients between the ocean and Earth’s atmosphere. Understanding these small-scale eddies will help scientists better understand how Earth’s oceans slow down global climate change.

In this image, sub-mesoscale ocean dynamics, like eddies and small currents, are responsible for the swirling pattern of these phytoplankton blooms (shown in green and light blue) in the South Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 5, 2021.

Since the dawn of the Space Age, NASA has produced some of the most iconic images in history. Perhaps the most famous is the one that Bill Anders took of Earthrise over the lunar surface — on Christmas Eve, 1968. While NASA astronauts have a unique opportunity to take literally ‘out of this world’ photographs, the agency’s on-the-ground professional photographers also have contributed to a record of images that never cease to inspire awe and wonder. We will be sharing some more of these with you in the coming weeks and months.

Peter de Wint - A Wooded River Landscape
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Peter de Wint (1784-1849) was devoted to the English countryside and painted landscapes around Lincoln, where his wife’s parents lived. Although known for his broad washes of colour, texture, depth and detail, A Wooded River Landscape is a far more minimalist, tonal painting with sparing use of colour.

We find no blue in the sky and see semi-bare branches (possibly Silver Berch) bent, gnarled, and shaped by the changing seasons, strong winds and harsh winters. But for now, the water is still, reflecting the trees with an almost perfect mirror. There are two cave entrances in the centre — with steps up to each of them — drawing our eyes in and creating a focal point.

Peter de Wint was an English landscape painter. He was the son of an English physician of Dutch descent who had come to England from New York. De Wint painted in oils but is remembered today as one of England’s foremost watercolourists.

De Wint first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1807 and the following year at the Gallery of Associated Artists in Watercolours. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1809. He was elected an Associate of the Old Watercolour Society in 1810 and was made a full member the following year.

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - Georges Seura
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Considered to be Georges Seurat’s most significant work, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte caused a great scandal when first exhibited in Paris. The composition was unlike anything that had come before it. As a study of colour, light and form, it’s regarded as one of the most notable paintings of the nineteenth century.

Inspired by his research into optical and colour theory, Seurat creates texture, shading and contrast with tiny dots and dabs of colour. Take a moment to zoom in on the image in this email and look for yourself at the thousands of tiny dashes of colour that create the soft, almost dream-like shades and shadows. It’s incredible to view up close, then stand back and look once more at the painting in its entirety.

Seurat surrounded the canvas with a frame of painted dashes and dots that created a direct contrast and then placed the painting within a white wooden frame to increase the intensity further.

Georges Seurat was one of the pioneers of Divisionism, or Pointillism. It’s a neo-Impressionist technique approach using a softly flickering surface of small dots or strokes of colour, such as we pointed out in this work.

Seurat became one of the most famous and celebrated artists on the Parisian avant-garde scene. Sadly, his success was short-lived, as he died at just 31 — and after only ten years of professional artistic life. Nevertheless, he is credited with influencing and inspiring artists, including Van Gogh, and movements like the Italian Futurists.

Edouard Monet Boating
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Manet spent his summers at Gennevilliers — often with Monet and Renoir — across the Seine at Argenteuil. It was there, in the summer of 1874, that he painted Boating. The work has a light touch and draws on Japanese influences — particularly in the distinctive, stylised diagonal strokes on the canvas. It is thought to feature Manet’s brother-in-law, Rodolphe Leenhoff, and an unknown woman.

The male boater wears the white top and trousers of the Tony Cercle Nautique boating club, which is based in Asnières. But it’s the complementary colours and textures of the woman’s dress and the water in the foreground that really stand out — showcasing Manet’s mastery of colour and shade to the full.

Edouard Manet was born in France in 1832. He was one of the first artists to paint ‘modern life’ and an influential figure in the artistic shift from realism to impressionism. Manet was brought up in an upper-class household, but led a bohemian life — causing frequent scandals amongst refined French society.

Manet has long been associated with the Impressionists; he was undoubtedly a significant influence on them and learned much from them himself. But recently, critics have acknowledged he also studied and applied techniques from French realism and naturalism as well as 17th-century Spanish painting.

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This image of South Australia was taken from the Space Shuttle on February 15, 2000. The lightest section of the image is Lake Torrens, a large ephemeral salt lake. Notable as an endorheic lake (one that doesn’t normally drain into a sea or ocean), Lake Torrens flows out through the Pirie-Torrens corridor to the Spencer Gulf only after extreme rainfall.

It’s interesting to note that Australia has the largest concentration of endorheic basins and lakes on Earth — and that around 18% of the earth’s land drains to endorheic lakes or sea.

Since the dawn of the Space Age, NASA has produced some of the most iconic images in history. Perhaps the most famous is the one that Bill Anders took of Earthrise over the lunar surface — on Christmas Eve, 1968. While NASA astronauts have a unique opportunity to take literally ‘out of this world’ photographs, the agency’s on-the-ground professional photographers also have contributed to a record of images that never cease to inspire awe and wonder.

We will be sharing some more of these with you in the coming weeks and months.

Water Lily Pond - Claude Monet
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In 1893 Monet bought a plot of land next to his house in Giverny. He wanted to create a water garden ‘both for the pleasure of the eye and for the purpose of having subjects to paint’. Monet enlarged the existing pond, filling it with water lilies, and built a humpback bridge at one end, inspired by Japanese prints. The water garden became the main obsession of Monet’s later career, and the subject of some 250 paintings.

Here, the bridge spans the width of the canvas but is cut off at the edges so that it seems to float unanchored above the water, its shape reflected in a dark arc at the bottom of the picture. The perspective seems to shift; it is as though we are looking up at the bridge but down on the water lilies floating towards the distance.

Claude Monet was the leader of the French Impressionist movement. Interested in painting in the open air and capturing natural light, Monet would later bring the technique to one of its most famous pinnacles with his series of paintings, in which his observations of the same subject, viewed at various times of the day, were captured in numerous sequences.

Masterful as a colourist and painter of light and atmosphere, his later work often achieved a remarkable degree of abstraction. This has recommended him to subsequent generations of abstract painters.

Valley with Fir - Henri-Edmond Cross
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Valley with Fir is an example of Neoimpressionist painting. Neoimpressionism was a very short-lived European art movement that focused on using separate touches of interwoven and contrasting pigments to create vibrant paintings. It was stricter and more formal than impressionism.

Neoimpressionism, with its tiny, thin visible brushstrokes, was championed by French painters including Henri-Edmond Cross, who saw it as a new way of depicting shadow and light — as is the case with Valley with Fir. It’s often referred to — incorrectly — as pointillism and is said by some art historians to be the first true avant-garde painting movement.

Henri-Edmond Cross was one of the most acclaimed Neoimpressionist artists. He was born Henri-Edmond-Joseph Delacroix in France in 1856 and is widely recognised as playing a pivotal role in nearly modernist painting. Cross took Neopressionism in a new direction — encouraging greater colour intensity and more dreamlike, poetic works.

Fishing Boats, Key West - Winslow Homer
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Few of Homer’s watercolour paintings can match this one for its beautiful recreation of shimmering sunlight captured on the water — and the play between sunlight and shadow.

The painting is also remarkable for using pencil lines to create the sails and rigging and to give a sense of their movement in a very gentle sea breeze. Although the figures are not visible or depicted in great detail, you can get the feel of them calling to each other between the boats.

When you sit and watch the sea — particularly when there’s a light wind — the patterns and reflections change so quickly and in a seemingly random way. Homer captures these fleeting moments, like staccato notes in a score, with an effortless ease that belies his incredible skill.

Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art.

Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterised by the weight and density he exploited from the medium.

Still Life - Ben Benn
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Still Life paintings have been consistently popular since the 16th Century. They’ve held our interest for so long as they make us look at everyday objects in new ways — and find new meaning in them. They’re also an excellent way to learn about the culture, morality, material wealth and artistic movements that have defined society through history.

As a painter in the Cubist tradition, Ben Benn creates a wonderful geometric study of the fruit, jug, glass and cloth. Take a moment to look at the clever shading and reflections on the table, the red chair with a checked tea towel and the window that gives us a glance into a world beyond the room.

Ben Benn was Russian-born American still life and landscape painter. He was part of the first generation of American artists to be inspired and influenced by Cubism. Throughout his career, Benn fluctuated between abstract and figuration — never settling on one or the other. His approach was highly influenced by Cezanne and Cubism, but his composition was always guided by a love of the world around him and an intuitive feeling for geometry and colour.

Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley
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Cézanne loved his hometown of Aix in Provence, France, and would have known Mont Saint-Victoire and the Arc River valley from his earliest childhood.

He brings the scene to life with subtle tones and shades that lead our eyes far into the distance and towards the skyline — almost in the tradition of romantic paintings. Yet the patchwork of fields, the road and the viaduct add an almost geometric quality and add a touch of realism. They cut across what would otherwise be a pastoral scene — reminding us of nearly a century of industrialisation that preceded this painting and the in-roads it had made even to rural regions of South-East France.

Porch of Madonna - Joseph Mallord William Turner
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Turner’s painting is a romance — in the truest sense of the word. It’s not an accurate depiction of Venice (although he had the skills to paint it exactly to proportion if he’d chosen to do so). It’s an impression of a city that he loved and returned to three times during his life.

Venice from the Porch of Madonna della Salute shows Turner’s skills as a maritime artist, and his ability to blend, shade, and unite water and sky. If you look towards the horizon, you’ll see the green shades of the lagoon give way to the same blues in the sky — just as you might in the real world. It’s this detail, precision and understanding of nature that makes Turner one of our most beloved and accessible artists.

JMW Turner was an English romantic painter who created an immense body of work. A child prodigy, during his life Turner completed 550 oil paintings, 200 watercolours, and 30,000 works on paper. Turner was an incredibly private person who never lost his cockney accent and did his best to avoid publicity.

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit - Paul Gauguin
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A post-impressionist, Gauguin loved Cézanne’s work. One of his most treasured possessions was Cézanne’s painting of the same name, from which he draws inspiration for this work. Gauguin switched out lemons for mangos (perhaps alluding to his trips to Tahiti) and added a figure in the background — plus a distant view behind them too.

Maybe the addition of yellow flowers also symbolises his friendship with Van Gogh? These extra dimensions invite us to look beyond the table of fruit and consider how the painting (and the artist) interacts with the outside world.

Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist. He achieved fame after his death, and his art is known for its experimental colours. Gaugin’s work influenced artists including Picasso and Matisse, and he was also an important figure in the symbolist movement — not just as a painter, but a sculptor, ceramist and writer. Gauguin also influenced the primitive and pastoral movements.

Allée of Chestnut Trees - Alfred Sisley
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Allée of Chestnut Trees captures a peaceful summer’s afternoon in France — the shadows are short, there’s blossom in the trees, and calm in the air. Maybe you can hear the slow click of the horse’s hooves or soft the rattle of the carriage on the riverside path?

Sisely’s ability to add great detail to the very closest trees and then gradually soften the background creates a wonderful depth — and we almost squint to see the distant bridge. Allée of Chestnut Trees also reveals the influence that painters Monet, Pissarro and Renoir had on Sisley — and confirms his place as one of the masters of the impressionist movement.

Many critics consider Sisley to be unequalled amongst impressionists for his depiction of dramatic and impressive skylines. He is also one of the few artists within the movement to paint outdoors rather than in a studio.

Irisies (Original) - Vincent van Gogh
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Those Who Go captures the rush of urban life. Created in the Futurist style, it forces us to confront a new century filled with heavy industry and seemingly unstoppable energy.

Futurists were obsessed with leaving the past behind, so a railway station — packed with fast, powerful steam trains and people in transit — is the perfect metaphor.

Boccioni would go on to create a colour version in oil. But we love this earlier monochrome concept; those powerful sweeping lines conveying the confusion felt by everyone on the platform — passengers in every sense of the word — as they hurtle towards an unrecognisable future.

Irisies (Restored) - Vincent van Gogh
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The Street Pavers - Umberto Boccioni
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Those Who Go captures the rush of urban life. Created in the Futurist style, it forces us to confront a new century filled with heavy industry and seemingly unstoppable energy.

Futurists were obsessed with leaving the past behind, so a railway station — packed with fast, powerful steam trains and people in transit — is the perfect metaphor.

Boccioni would go on to create a colour version in oil. But we love this earlier monochrome concept; those powerful sweeping lines conveying the confusion felt by everyone on the platform — passengers in every sense of the word — as they hurtle towards an unrecognisable future.

Early Morning near Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, Scotland - John Glover
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Those Who Go captures the rush of urban life. Created in the Futurist style, it forces us to confront a new century filled with heavy industry and seemingly unstoppable energy.

Futurists were obsessed with leaving the past behind, so a railway station — packed with fast, powerful steam trains and people in transit — is the perfect metaphor.

Boccioni would go on to create a colour version in oil. But we love this earlier monochrome concept; those powerful sweeping lines conveying the confusion felt by everyone on the platform — passengers in every sense of the word — as they hurtle towards an unrecognisable future.

States of Mind: Those Who Go - Umberto Boccioni
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Those Who Go captures the rush of urban life. Created in the Futurist style, it forces us to confront a new century filled with heavy industry and seemingly unstoppable energy.

Futurists were obsessed with leaving the past behind, so a railway station — packed with fast, powerful steam trains and people in transit — is the perfect metaphor.

Boccioni would go on to create a colour version in oil. But we love this earlier monochrome concept; those powerful sweeping lines conveying the confusion felt by everyone on the platform — passengers in every sense of the word — as they hurtle towards an unrecognisable future.

Mäda Primavesi - Gustav Klimt
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Mäda Primavesi was immortalised in this portrait when she was just nine years old. Wearing white, Klimt deliberately draws you to her confident gaze — Mäda demands to be noticed and heard.

Mäda Primavesi is painted at an interesting time — artistically and historically. 1912 puts this painting at the crossroads between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, and in the last few years of peace before WWI.

Looking back, perhaps we see that soon-to-vanish innocence in Mäda’s eyes too — made more poignant as we now know the dark days of war that were just around the corner. For all these reasons, Mäda Primavesi is a beautiful and accomplished study of the last days of childhood and a requiem to a world that would soon vanish.

Gustav Klimt, an Austrian, was one of the most famous members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was often influenced by Japanese art, which you can see in the colours and setting of Mäda Primavesi. Klimt is best known for The Kiss and his mural on the ceiling of Vienna University.

Ocean Life - James M Sommerville
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Ocean Life is one of the earliest examples of an American underwater illustration. It was originally created as a scientific study. But the beautiful colours, exotic plants and animals, and astonishing detail make Ocean Life an enduring work of art that’s loved and appreciated far beyond the scientific community.

Take a moment to zoom in on the detail, and you’ll see how much thought, research, and time went into the drawing’s creation. In many ways, Ocean Life is a part of the Renaissance tradition — crossing the boundaries between science and art to create something beautiful and lasting that also contributes to our understanding of the world around us.

James M. Sommerville was a physician, amateur naturalist, member of the Academy of Natural Sciences.Christian Schussele was the first professor of drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He’s also widely credited with designing the American Medal of Honor.

Christian Schussele was the first professor of drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He’s also widely credited with designing the American Medal of Honor.

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Please read our FAQs below. If you have any questions please use our Live Chat or email info@posterfactory.com.au. Once your order is placed we are not able to make changes.

100% DAMAGE FREE GUARANTEE

we’ll gladly replace your prints if they are delivered damaged

FREE SHIPPING

with insurance & tracking for orders of $75 or more ($14.95 for orders less than $75)

EXPRESS DELIVERY

to any Australian address with insurance & tracking for $19.95

DROPSHIP TO YOUR CUSTOMERS

shipped without branding & you receive tracking details. Nominate in checkout

Wall Art 250 prints come with a lot of features

QUALITY

Exceptional

IDEAL FOR

DIY Framing

FEEL

Sturdy

DURABILITY

10+ Years

PRINTING

All image types

INKS

9 Colour Epson Pigment

TEXTURE

Smooth

FINISH

Ultra Matt

WEIGHT

250 gsm

WHITENESS

Bright White

Questions about Wall Art 250 Prints

Can’t find an answer? Check all our FAQS or talk to us on Live Chat below or get in touch

Check our video guides for help with your file

Printing your art with PosterFactory is easy

It takes just 2 minutes to order your prints at PosterFactory. Simply choose your size, upload your image from your phone or computer and checkout. That’s it! If you get stuck just talk to us via our Chat Box. Fred or Melissa will be ready to help.

100% Happiness Guarantee

If you’re not happy with your prints we’ll work as hard as we can to make things right or provide a refund.

Fast & Affordable

With over 30 yrs printmaking experience behind us we have the know-how to produce quality prints quickly and at affordable prices.

Unbeatable quality

When you see your images hanging on the wall you won’t be disappointed, because this is our best wall art paper yet.

We are consistently rated 5 stars on Google

How to frame your art

Both the colour and shape of a frame are distinctive features that will enhance and complement your art. Spend the time to find the right one and there are inexpensive solutions.

What is the image focal point?
Full-bleed framing (the image sits edge to edge) is great for any print with a lot of negative (or empty) space. Adding an extra border (or Matt) around your photo can draw the eye towards the centre. The width of the border can be determined by balancing the space between the frame and image.

What’s the decor style of the room?
Choose from Rustic to Modern frame shapes and style to compliment the image and room and match the colour with one in your image or with your decor.