John La Farge, 1870 - The Muse of Painting - fine art print

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This 19th century artwork The Muse of Painting was painted by John La Farge in 1870. The original has the size - 49 1/2 x 38 1/4 in (125,7 x 97,2 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the North American painter as the technique for the artwork. This artwork is in the the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital art collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry Walters, 1909 (license - public domain). The creditline of the artwork is: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry Walters, 1909. What is more, the alignment is portrait with a ratio of 3 : 4, meaning that the length is 25% shorter than the width.

Additional specifications from the museum (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

By 1870, La Farge had moved away from his early realistic manner to a more decorative, academic style of easel painting. "The Muse of Painting" synthesizes the different and somewhat contradictory tendencies found in his work at this time. The landscape represents a site that artist painted frequently, the ridge behind Bishop Berkeley's Rock near his farm outside of Newport, Rhode Island. The figure belongs to the mainstream of nineteenth-century ideal painting, representing an allegory of the art of painting. In an odd twist, La Farge depicted the muse as an artist rather than as the inspiratrice of an artist. Her inspiration is the surrounding landscape of Newport, proving that nature is the true muse of painting. The landscape and overall composition are handled in highly decorative manner, mingling carefully observed details with dreamy, evocative colors.

Structured information on the piece of art

Title of the artwork: "The Muse of Painting"
Classification: painting
Broad category: modern art
Century: 19th century
Artpiece year: 1870
Approximate age of artwork: 150 years old
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original size (artwork): 49 1/2 x 38 1/4 in (125,7 x 97,2 cm)
Exhibited in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum website:
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry Walters, 1909
Artwork creditline: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry Walters, 1909

Artist metadata table

Artist: John La Farge
Alias names: j. lafarge, La Farge John, La Farge, lafarge j., John La Farge, j. la farge, LaFarge John, Farge John La, john lafarge
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: American
Jobs: stained-glass artist, painter
Home country: United States
Classification of the artist: modern artist
Lifetime: 75 years
Year born: 1835
Birthplace: New York City, New York state, United States
Died: 1910
Deceased in (place): Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States

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  • The canvas print: The UV printed canvas applied on a wooden stretcher frame. Further, a canvas print produces a cosy, comfy ambience. A canvas print has the great advantage of being relatively low in weight, which implies that it is quite simple to hang the Canvas print without the use of extra wall-mounts. Because of thatcanvas prints are suited for all kinds of walls.
  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with an outstanding effect of depth - for a modern impression and a non-reflective surface. The Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is your excellent introduction to the sophisticated world of art replicas with aluminum. Colors are luminous in the highest definition, fine details are crisp and clear, and you can literally perceive a matte appearance of the print.
  • Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): The acrylic glass print, which is sometimes referenced as a an art print on plexiglass, changes the original into beautiful wall decoration. Your favorite artwork is printed with the help of modern UV print technology. The great upside of a plexiglass fine art print is that sharp contrasts and granular details become visible because of the granular gradation of the print.
  • Poster (canvas material): The poster is a UV printed flat canvas paper with a slightly roughened surface texture, which resembles the actual masterpiece. Please note, that depending on the size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin of something between 2 - 6cm around the print in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.

The product specs

Article classification: art print
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print (digital printing)
Production: produced in Germany
Stock type: on demand
Intended product use: gallery wall, art collection (reproductions)
Artwork orientation: portrait alignment
Side ratio: 3 : 4
Aspect ratio interpretation: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Available material options: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 30x40cm - 12x16"
Dibond print (alumnium material) size options: 30x40cm - 12x16"
Frame: not available

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