Chez Tortoni, c.1878/80 - Canvas Print
Edouard Manet

Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
Original Size: 26 x 33.7 cm
Chez Tortoni, c.1878/80 | Manet | Giclée Canvas Print
Manet | Chez Tortoni, c.1878/80 | Giclée Canvas Print

Giclée Canvas Print | $50.42 USD

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*Max printing size: 16.7 x 21.7 in
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"Chez Tortoni" will be custom-printed for your order using the latest giclée printing technology. This technique ensures that the Canvas Print captures an exceptional level of detail, showcasing vibrant and vivid colors with remarkable clarity.

Our use of the finest quality, fine-textured canvas lends art reproductions a painting-like appearance. Combined with a satin-gloss coating, it delivers exceptional print outcomes, showcasing vivid colors, intricate details, deep blacks, and impeccable contrasts. The canvas structure is also highly compatible with canvas stretching frames, further enhancing its versatility.

To ensure proper stretching of the artwork on the stretcher-bar, we add additional blank borders around the printed area on all sides.

Our printing process utilizes cutting-edge technology and employs the Giclée printmaking method, ensuring exceptional quality. The colors undergo independent verification, guaranteeing a lifespan of over 100 years.

Please note that there are postal restrictions limiting the size of framed prints to a maximum of 28 inches along the longest side of the painting. If you desire a larger art print, we recommend utilizing the services of your local framing studio.
*It is important to mention that the framing option is unavailable for certain paintings, such as those with oval or round shapes.

If you select a frameless art print of "Chez Tortoni" by Manet, it will be prepared for shipment within 48 hours. However, if you prefer a framed artwork, the printing and framing process will typically require approximately 7-8 days before it is ready to be shipped.

We provide complimentary delivery for up to two unframed (rolled-up) art prints in a single order. Our standard delivery is free and typically takes 10-14 working days to arrive.

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Edouard Manet's painting "Chez Tortoni," painted between 1878-1880, is an excellent demonstration of his skill at depicting Parisian life during the late 19th century. This oil on canvas work presents a delicate yet casual scene which immerses viewers into its elegance and charm.

This painting depicts a gentleman sitting at a cafe table - most likely at Cafe Tortoni in Paris - at which artists and intellectuals frequented. Dressed in top hat and suit attire, he appears to be writing or sketching while sipping from a glass - an intimate yet sophisticated scene that captures the spirit of Parisian cafe culture where ideas flowed as freely as drinks!

Manet's brushwork was both precise and loose, creating an effective scene without overburdening it with details. His use of light and shadow was particularly striking: soft lighting illuminates his subject's face and hands to draw focus onto expression and actions, while broad strokes blur the background into depth perception for enhanced depth perception and emphasis.

The color palette in this painting is comprised of muted tones, including variations of blacks, brown, and whites, punctuated by warm hues from both skin tones and beer amber to add elegance and add atmosphere in a cafe. This use of subtle variations adds depth and dimension that reinforce the gentleman's composed demeanor while simultaneously reinforcing tranquility within this scene.

"Chez Tortoni" by Manet represents more than just an ordinary cafe scene: it captures an exact moment in time and captures Parisian society at large in one glance. His keen observations elevate its seemingly mundane subject matter with significance and beauty; his talent for infusing everyday life with significance and beauty shines through in this work, inviting viewers to pause and appreciate its subtleties.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist on March 18, 1990 is widely considered one of the greatest art thefts ever committed. Of the 13 pieces stolen that night, including and Edouard Manet "Chez Tortoni" stood out among them as being smaller in value yet nonetheless lost forever. It remains an irreparable loss.

The theft had a dramatic effect on the art world, not only because of their estimated worth (estimated at approximately $500 million), but also in terms of cultural loss. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was well-known for its collections and personal touch from founder Isabella Stewart Gardner herself - even now, empty frames from stolen paintings remain displayed as poignant reminders of this eventful episode.

The Heist continues to fascinate both the general public and art community alike, inspiring books, documentaries, and fictionalized accounts about its aftermath. The theft remains one of the great unsolved art crimes.

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Robert RentVerified Reviewer
26th May 2021 2:20am
Excellent quality, exceeded my expectations.