Global Wholesale Art Reviews Renoir Auction of “Dance at the Moulin de la Galette”

Pierre-Auguste Renoir has often been regarded as one of the great masters of impressionist painting, and his works of art have influenced generations of artists the world over. Early in the 1990′s, his oil painting “Dance at the Moulin de la Galette”, sold for a staggering $78.1 Million dollars, after a rather competitive auction at Sotheby’s.

This oil painting offers an uplifting scene, portraying a dance hall in Paris where a multitude of people seem to enjoy the hustle and bustle of an event. The painting is particularly stunning for its vivid colors and details, which highlight Renoir’s trademark focus on composition, while retaining a dreamy and ethereal impressionist aesthetic through the clever use of depth and perspective. This painting has an aura of nostalgia, reminiscent of a faded old photograph, but also capturing the mastery and craftsmanship of a world-class artist.

This masterpiece painting was sold at an unexpected high price, as estimates originally had predicted that the work of art would sell from $40 to $50 million dollars. The final bid, from an unidentified phone bidder, far surpassed the actual prediction of the experts.

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The Natural Scenery of Landscape Paintings

Landscape paintings are perhaps one of the most romanticized forms of art. The mental image of a painter, standing with his artist brushes and canvas outside and gazing at the horizon in order to portray its nuances, characteristics, light and beauty, is a truly timeless one!

Landscape art has a very long history, and it has evolved into numerous art styles and philosophies throughout the years. Some artists try to portray a scene in the most realistic possible way, while others aren’t concerned with capturing reality “verbatim”. Painters such as Monet or Van Gogh, for example, were a lot more interested in portraying a mood, an emotion, a feeling or particular vibe that a certain landscape had. They were not necessarily painting an accurate portrait of scenery, but a portrait of how that scenery made them feel.

The earliest known landscape paintings go way back, and can be traced to the Minoan era (Ancient Greece) and even Egypt. The ancient approach to creating landscape paintings was a bit different: there was not much focus on the scenery as a whole, but on some particular elements within a landscape. There was always something, such as a tree or an animal, which would stand out from the entire landscape to serve as a focal point in the landscape art.

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"A Beautiful Autumn Stream"

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How to decorate with oil paintings

When it comes to decorating a space, there are many things to consider. Are there any windows? How much light can come into the room? What’s the color of the walls and ceiling? Is it a small or a large space?  By having a clear picture of your space, including the size and look of the room itself, it will be easier to start to make plans for your overall decor.

One of the best ways to add style, color and personality to your space is to use oil paintings as a focal point to pull a room together. There are many ways oil paintings can enhance and improve your space…here are some!

Adding depth and size to your room: If you place the right artwork in strategic locations within your room, you will be able to enhance the space of the room itself. Certain color combinations, shapes and placement can help make your space feel like a larger room, and add more depth to the tonality of the space itself.

Add character to a space: One of the most prominent advantages of using oil paintings to decorate your space is that you can really add the personality you want to any room, depending on the type of artwork you choose. Are you looking for a stylish modern art piece, or do you want to give your space a very classic, retro look with a charming landscape painting?

The possibilities are endless, and it is all about style and personality. What kind of art represents you the best?

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The Starry Night: The most famous oil painting by Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night is viewed by thousands upon thousands of people from all around the world each day; exposed in its little nook in New York City’s extensive MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). This masterpiece by Vincent Van Gogh is probably one of the most celebrated and widely recognizable paintings in the world.

Few people actually know this, but this iconic painting actually shows the painter’s view from an asylum: the artist committed himself into a mental hospital after having a mental breakdown in 1888. The painting was inspired by the actual view from his window, although there were some creative touches, such as including the village of Saint-Remy, which should not have been visible from his location.

The dreamy, hazy painting has often been associated with deeper concepts, and it is thought the artist might have included symbolism about mortality and the fleeting nature of life itself. It is indeed crazy to think about the irony of life and death: Van Gogh is remembered and highly regarded as one of the most influential painters in history, yet he managed to sell barely a couple of paintings while he was alive.

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Iconic Klimt painting sold at record-breaking auction

Art is priceless, although sometimes it does have a price if you have a few hundred million dollars to spare on a masterpiece. This is exactly what happened in Manhattan, when one of Gustav Klimt’s most fascinating paintings was auctioned for the staggering amount of $135 million, which is one of the largest amounts of money ever spent to buy a painting.

The “big spender” answers to the name of Ronald S. Lauder, known for his work within the cosmetics industry, as well as for his involvement with art gallery “Neue Galerie”, which is entirely dedicated to displaying and promoting works of art from Austria and Germany. That sum of money is indeed a small fortune, although the work, which portrays Adele Bloch-Bauer, the wife of a prominent European industrialist, is widely considered one of the foremost Klimt paintings.

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Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I

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Monet paintings – the first examples of Impressionism

Claude Oscar Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was the founder of the genre of Impressionism paintings. Even the name of this relatively new genre was coined from the name of his famous artwork, “Impression: Sunrise”. Monet paintings not only gave rise to a new branch of artistry, those also served as ideal guidelines for followers of his genre. A contemporary of eminent artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Monet is known for his use of rich hues of red, yellow, etc., in subtle tones and his preference for landscape paintings. His technique is now famous as “plein-air landscape painting”, the word “plein” meaning “outdoor” in French. It involves falling back on nature for inspiration for artworks, instead of opting for human models.

Claude Monet attended the Le Havre Secondary School of the Arts at a young age. During his time at the college, he was known for his charcoal-drawn caricatures, which he would sell to art collectors for prices between 10 and 20 francs. Around 1856, Monet met on the beaches of Normandy fellow artist Eugène Boudin who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paint in his artworks. This altered Claude Monet’s approach towards painting and he went on to create some of the finest oil paintings of the world, most of which are well sought after commodities to date.

In 1870, Monet moved to England to escape the horrors of the Franco-Prussian war. There he studied the works of famous landscape painters John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner, both of whom greatly influenced his works later. In 1872/1873, Monet painted one of his best works, namely, Impression: Sunrise, which is considered to be the first example of the genre of Impressionism. Some of his other great works include, A Cliff Walk, Pourville, A Pathway in Monet’s Garden at Giverny, At the Water Lilies, and A Bouquet of Sunflowers.

Towards his final years, Monet shifted his attention towards other hobbies like gardening. But his pursuit of art did not end till the last day of his life. Monet received widespread acceptance for his stunning works, till he died of lung cancer on 5 December 1926 at the ripe old age of 86. His works are used worldwide till this date as examples of the modern genre of outdoor painting. Most art universities in the world showcase at least one or two works of Claude Monet as one of the greatest painters the world over.

Van Gogh paintings – The mark of a genius

Vincent Van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was one of the greatest Dutch artists and a forerunner of the post-impressionism genre of painting. With his unique style and rich usage of colors, Van Gogh made unprecedented advancements in the field of this all new genre of artistry.

Van Gogh did not try his hand at being an artist before 1880. He had previously undertaken various professions like being an assistant to an art dealer, a clerk and various others. He also worked as a preacher and later as a missionary, though he was unsuccessful on both of those stints.

During his early years as an artist, Van Gogh specialized in creating pencil sketches of various objects and sceneries. He always advocated learning how to draw before moving on to using colors. He advised about learning the standard rules of modeling and perspective, all of which, he said, “you have to know just to be able to draw the least thing.” This devotion in his learning showed itself in his early works, mostly pencil sketches, which were highly detailed in their representation of the objects on focus. Initially, when he started painting his works of art, his choice of colors mostly revolved around warm earthy colors like dark brown. Later, a visit to The Hague and interactions with the master painters there convinced him to add more bright colors like yellow, red, blue, etc., to his standard palette.

Van Gogh spent his final years in abject poverty, surviving only on bread, coffee and tobacco. His body took a heavy blow from his unhealthy habits and he fell sick frequently. In 1890, heartbroken from lack of success and loneliness, he committed suicide, saying it was “…for the good of all”, thus ending the life of one of the greatest modern artists ever.

During the last two years of his life, Van Gogh painted most of his major works, including his most famous works, “Starry Night” and “Café Terrace at Night”. From 1880 to 1890 this prolific painter had created over 900 oil paintings and over 1100 sketch works. Most of his famous works never received much enthusiasm from art dealers or collectors during his lifetime. However, about 11 years after his death, his paintings started receiving widespread acceptance from art collectors. Today, Van Gogh paintings are among the most sought after artworks in the world. receives glowing testimonials from their customers.

Global Wholesale Art Corporation, the leading source for handmade oil paintings on canvas, has recently received numerous e-mail testimonials from customers detailing their overall satisfaction with the quality of the oil paintings purchased, including rave reviews on the first-class service given to each customer. With over 20,000 different oil painting choices on their website,, deciding on the style of the oil painting, along with the proper size and color coordination with your room’s décor can sometimes be a daunting task. The art designers at Global Wholesale Art make it easy and worry-free by taking you step-by-step through the process. First their art designers will ask a few questions regarding the furniture in your room, the color of the walls, and the dimensions of the wall that you wish to hang your new oil painting on. Then, their art designers will narrow down the selection process by finding out which art styles work with their customer’s individual tastes in art.

Lowell F. Schneider, President and CEO of Global Wholesale Art, has assembled a team of art professionals that are second to none. “Our professional art designers have years of experience in the art field and are quite adept at assisting our customers in making spectacular selections of oil paintings for their home or office. Best of all, the design service is completely complimentary and there is absolutely no obligation or pressure to make a purchase”, said Schneider.

A recent customer of Global Wholesale Art, Tricia Stoetzel of Winston-Salem, North Carolina wrote the following testimonial describing her buying experience: “This testimonial is long overdue. Your company has brought so much beauty into my home. The beauty of your staff’s personalities has accompanied the paintings into my home and life. This is the “IT” factor regarding your company and service. When I first unveiled my Gustav Klimt painting at home, tears flowed! The artist captured the essence just as Klimt had. This I never expected. Up until now, I have only purchased prints. After purchasing your oils, there will never be another print on my walls! The oils that I have purchased from your company are the “Jewels” of my home, as the designer I am working with has told me. Although all of my furniture is new and my home is an award winning custom built home, all the attention rests upon the beauty of my oil paintings!!”

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“We have been searching for two years for the perfect painting to complete our living room. When I found your site online and began looking around, there for the first time I easily found the perfect painting for our home. Your wonderful staff did a great job. They took the extra time needed to help us and make sure we were happy with our purchase. The communication between your staff and your clients is definitely beyond compare. Ecstatic isn’t even a strong enough word to express how much this beautiful painting, “The Dinner Party” looks hanging in our living room. Also, I’d like to thank your artist, “F. Annesley”, who captured the work of art so perfectly.”

“We were so pleased to find out that you were just beginning to also frame these works of art. And may I say what a perfect job you did in that regard! The frame is a work of art on its own! It adds the elegance of the Victorian era that we were searching for, but could not find anywhere else. Your fast service and the expert care you took in the shipping of our painting could not have been better. Our painting arrived in perfect condition, ready to hang and enjoy! Thank you a million times over! I know we will be doing more business with you again. And we will definitely recommend Global Wholesale Art to our friends and family!”

One of the fastest selling oil paintings at Global Wholesale Art is the hand-painted family portraits that are painted from our customer’s family photos. Our talented master artists paint oil paintings from photos of weddings, graduations, baby portraits, family portraits, dogs, cats, houses, cars, and so much more. One recent customer, Dr. Robert Johr, M.D., a world renowned dermatologist from Boca Raton, Florida, contacted us to paint an oil painting of his beloved dog, Max. He was so thrilled with his oil painting that he wrote the following testimonial:

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Reproduction paintings – An easy way to own a masterpiece!

Oil paintings on canvas are beautiful and everlasting in their appeal. The “Mona Lisa“, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th Century is still famous for its artistic and timeless beauty. Oil paintings created by the Great Masters of art can be great additions to your home, but acquiring the original masterpieces may not be monetarily feasible. Needless to say, we all know that you can’t have the original Mona Lisa gracing your living room! That is where reproduction paintings come in. Reproduction paintings are your one stop solution for decorating your home with great quality artwork at a fraction of the price.

Reproduction paintings are created by first acquiring a highly detailed photograph of the original artwork for reference, such as Van Gogh paintings, Monet paintings, and Klimt paintings. With that in hand, the artist gets to work. An outline is first created on a blank artist grade canvas, and then painted layer by layer with colors of oil paint. The process of hand-painted reproduction of artwork is a time-consuming process, often requiring days or even weeks to finish. The canvas and colors used in reproduction painting always resemble that of the original, and are often superior in quality compared to the actual artwork.

Reproduction paintings, once created, are coated with clear lacquer to make them water and dust proof. This protects the oil painting and greatly extends its life. A reproduction of an oil painting often comes with a warranty of some kind. So, if you find any defects in the oil painting after you have purchased it, simply ask your dealer or retailer for a replacement.

Reproduction paintings can be easily acquired if you look for them online. Many online sites, such as, offer magnificent hand-painted reproduction paintings at very reasonable prices. Reproduction oil paintings require the utmost skill to be created properly. Consider this fact carefully when buying hand-painted oil paintings online. It is best if you buy from websites that have an impeccable reputation, utilize highly trained artists, and are rated by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Once you have purchased a reproduction painting, make sure you hang it up properly. Add proper lighting to bring out the inner beauty of the artwork. Also, hang it in a prominent place, where it is readily visible to all. Reproduction oil paintings will no doubt add an elegant look to your home, while giving the owner years of viewing pleasure! So, go ahead, get a reproduction oil painting for your home today and give it a artistic makeover!