They Still Say that Fish is Expensive! Oil Painting - Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida

They Still Say that Fish is Expensive!

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "They Still Say that Fish is Expensive!", originally brought to life by the talented Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "They Still Say that Fish is Expensive!" is a notable painting by the Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, created in 1894. This work is an exemplar of Sorolla's early social realism, a style that he engaged with before evolving towards the luminous scenes for which he is most renowned. The painting depicts a poignant scene on a beach in Valencia, where Sorolla was born and which often served as the backdrop for his works.

    The title of the painting, "They Still Say that Fish is Expensive!", reflects a critical commentary on the hardships faced by the working class, particularly those whose livelihoods depended on the sea. It portrays the aftermath of a tragic event, where fishermen and their families are gathered around a deceased young fisherman. The scene is imbued with a sense of mourning and injustice, as the title suggests a disconnect between the dangers and toils of the fishermen's work and the value placed on their catch.

    Measuring 205 x 150 cm, the painting is significant for its large scale and the emotional intensity it conveys. Sorolla's use of light and shadow, as well as his expressive brushwork, contribute to the dramatic impact of the scene. The artist's ability to capture the textures of the sea and the fishermen's weathered skin and clothing demonstrate his technical skill and his deep empathy for his subjects.

    "They Still Say that Fish is Expensive!" was exhibited at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts (Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes) in Madrid, where it received critical acclaim and helped to establish Sorolla's reputation. The painting is considered an important work in Sorolla's oeuvre, as it captures the social concerns of the time and showcases his early artistic style before he transitioned to the brighter, more impressionistic works of his later career.

    Today, the painting is held in a public collection, allowing viewers to engage with this powerful example of Spanish social realism from the late 19th century. It continues to be studied and admired for its historical significance, technical mastery, and the emotional narrative that Sorolla so effectively conveys.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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Each and every piece of our artwork is entirely hand-painted by artists with over a decade of experience. Every painting is infused with a unique personality and an unrivaled value, showcasing art in its rawest and most authentic form just for you.

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We adhere to museum-level standards in our creation. Each piece of work is reproduced using techniques as close as possible to the original, coupled with the finest paints and canvases, making the color, structure, and texture of every replica as similar as possible to the original.

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We insist on choosing the best quality paints and canvases from around the world. These selected materials not only offer unparalleled color saturation and durability, but also ensure that the reproductions can withstand the test of time. Only the finest materials can replicate the most authentic artworks possible.

Online proofing

We offer online proofing services, allowing you to be hands-on with every step of the artistic journey. You can personally review and suggest tweaks, and we'll meticulously fine-tune every detail until it aligns with your vision to the tee.

Frequently asked questions

  • How similar are your oil painting reproductions to the original artworks?

    We pride ourselves on achieving a high level of accuracy in our reproductions. While it's nearly impossible to replicate an artwork 100%, our skilled artists ensure that our reproductions capture the essence, texture, and colors of the original as closely as possible.
  • Can I customize a specific artwork that's not in your catalog?

    Absolutely! We offer custom painting services. If there's a specific artwork or portrait you'd like, simply provide us with the details or an image, and our artists will recreate it for you.
  • If I want to modify certain parts of an existing artwork (like colors or size), is it possible?

    Yes, we offer modification services. Just let us know your preferences, and our artists will make the necessary adjustments to meet your requirements.
  • How should I display my oil painting reproduction to achieve the best effect?

    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

    Yes, we offer online proofing services. Once the initial draft is ready, we'll send you a preview. You can provide feedback, and our artists will make adjustments accordingly.
  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.