Renoir Pierre Auguste - Venice The Doge's Palace Fine Art Print

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A Museum Quality Fine Art Reproduction print of The Doge's Palace painted by the French Impressionist artist, Auguste Pierre Renoir. The original of this oil on canvas measures 21 1/2 inches by 25 7/8 inches and now hangs at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. Pierre Auguste Renoir went to Italy in 1881 and made Venice his first stop. The paintings he did here were mostly of the main tourist attractions and most were just sketches, rather than finished art works. However this is one of two that Renoir worked into a more complete state. Despite his using an Impressionist color scheme and lighting effects, Renoir renders the buildings with remarkable accuracy. The Doge's Palace, a big tourist attraction of Venice, is a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture, an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation. The structure consists of three blocks, each incorporating the previous buildings into the current building at the time. The wing towards St. Marks is the oldest part of the palace, dating back to 1340, the wing towards St. Mark's square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards. The canal side wing, housing the Doge's apartments and government offices dates from the Renaissance period, being built between 1483 to 1565. The office of the Doge was originally approved by the Byzantine Emperor in the 7th century to oversee the local affairs of Venice. The first Doge's castle was built sometime around 810, however no traces remain of this original structure.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a print made from the Impressionist painting entitled The Doge's Palace by Pierre Auguste Renoir.

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