Joseph-Marie Vien, 1756 - Sweet Melancholy - fine art print

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Supplemental description by the museum's website (© - The Cleveland Museum of Art - The Cleveland Museum of Art)

The chair, brazier, table, and the setting all show Vien's interest in bringing archaeological accuracy to a new level of precision. Yet his delicate handling and graceful palette derive squarely from 18th-century French painting. The gesture of the melancholic figure, with her head on her hand, has roots going back to the Renaissance. Nonetheless, the painting has a wistful rather than tragic tone. Indeed, images of women in interiors, contemplating a letter with longing or sadness, derive from earlier Dutch paintings of daily life, here transformed into an ancient context.

Artpiece background information

Work of art name: "Sweet Melancholy"
Artwork classification: painting
Broad category: classic art
Period: 18th century
Created: 1756
Approximate age of artwork: around 260 years
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): Framed: 86,4 x 76,2 x 6,5 cm (34 x 30 x 2 9/16 in); Unframed: 68 x 55 cm (26 3/4 x 21 5/8 in)
Signed (artwork): signed lower right: "jos. m. vien / 1756"
Exhibited in: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Location of museum: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Museum website: The Cleveland Museum of Art
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Creditline of artwork: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund

Artist details

Artist name: Joseph-Marie Vien
Nationality: French
Professions: painter
Country of origin: France
Classification of the artist: old master
Styles of the artist: Neoclassicism
Lifespan: 93 years
Born in the year: 1716
Died in the year: 1809

Product table

Print categorization: fine art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct printing (digital print)
Manufacturing: German production
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product usage: art print gallery, wall picture
Alignment of the image: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2
Image ratio interpretation: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available variants: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Art print framing: not available

Pick a art print material variant

For every art print we offer different sizes and materials. We allow you to pick your favorite size and material among the following product individualization options:

  • Metal (aluminium dibond print): Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with an impressive effect of depth. The Aluminium Dibond Print is the perfect start to art prints with aluminum. For our Aluminium Dibond print, we print your artwork onto the aluminium composite white-primed surface. The white and bright parts of the original artwork shine with a silky gloss but without glow. Colors are luminous and bright, the details appear very clear.
  • Poster (canvas material): The poster print is a printed canvas paper with a fine surface finish, that reminds the original artwork. It is best suited for framing your fine art print with a customized frame. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin 2-6cm around the work of art, which facilitates the framing.
  • Canvas: The canvas direct print is a printed canvas stretched on a wooden frame. Your printed canvas of your favorite work of art will allow you to transform your personal fine art print into a large work of art as you know from art galleries. The advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight. That means, it is quite simple to hang up your Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Therefore, a canvas print is suited for all types of walls.
  • Print on acrylic glass (with real glass coating): The print on acrylic glass, which is sometimes denoted as a print on plexiglass, will change your favorite original artwork into magnificient décor. Your artwork is being custom-made with modern UV print machines. With a glossy acrylic glass fine art print contrasts plus details become more recognizeable thanks to the fine tonal gradation.

Which type of art product do we present?

In 1756 Joseph-Marie Vien created the painting Sweet Melancholy. The version of the painting was made with the following size: Framed: 86,4 x 76,2 x 6,5 cm (34 x 30 x 2 9/16 in); Unframed: 68 x 55 cm (26 3/4 x 21 5/8 in) and was produced on the medium oil on canvas. Signed lower right: "jos. m. vien / 1756" was the painting's inscription. Furthermore, the artpiece is included in the digital collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, which is one of the leading museums worldwide that builds, preserves, studies, and shares its outstanding collections of art from all periods and parts of the world, generating new scholarship and understanding, while serving as a social and intellectual hub for its community. The classic art work of art, which is in the public domain is included with courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art. Creditline of the artwork: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund. In addition to that, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has an image ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Joseph-Marie Vien was a painter, whose artistic style can be attributed primarily to Neoclassicism. The Neoclassicist artist was born in 1716 and deceased at the age of 93 in the year 1809.

Legal disclaimer: We try the best we can in order to depict our art products in as much detail as possible and to exhibit them visually on the different product detail pages. Although, the colors of the print products, as well as the print result may diverge to a certain extent from the image on the device's monitor. Depending on the settings of your screen and the nature of the surface, colors may not be printed 100% realistically. Considering that the fine art prints are processed and printed by hand, there may as well be slight differences in the exact position and the size of the motif.

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