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The Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, the leading artist of the Spanish Golden Age, was born in 1599. Son of the notary Juan Rodriguez de Silva and Jerónima Velázquez, from Portugal, he was raised in modest circumstances. Showing great talent since his early years, he became an apprentice of Francisco Pacheco. His first paintings were bodegones, kitchen scenes drawn with realism, and with still-life. One of his masterpieces is Old Woman Frying Eggs, drawn with perfection and with the usage of the chiaroscuro technique, with high contrast between the dark and light tones separating the background from the main characters and objects.
One of the first oil paintings from Diego Velázquez, The Peasants at the Table, also known as the Farmer's Lunch or Almuerzo de Campesinos, was painted in 1618. Depicting a day to day scene, the artist portrayed a father and son at the table, eating their lunch while their employee serves wine to the oldest.
The boy is drawn telling his father a story while he gestures. He wears common clothes from the XVII century, a baggy brown garment on top of a white shirt, with a metallic accessory on the neck. The young man has a mustache and displays a serious expression. His mouth is open, and his eyes are fixed at the senior, who looks with attention to the young man.
The father displays wrinkles on his forehead and in the corner of his eyes. Part of his beard is white, and his eyes appear tired, all these details represent the man's age. The elder is drawn wearing better clothes and is reaching his hands to get the class of wine from the servant, without losing eye contact with the son.
The maid is concentrated on the glass she is serving. Using a white hat, the woman has blonde hair and a delicate face. On the one hand, she holds a clay jar and a fine glass cup with the other. In the table, Diego Velázquez, influenced by Caravaggio, used a natural approach to enforce the realism of the scene. White silk covers the table, with fantastic detail in the folds. There are still-life objects represented on the table, like a piece of bread in the center, a fish inside a white plate, a carrot, a copper vessel, and a lemon.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Peasants at the Table (El Almuerzo) c. 1620, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Peasants at the Table (El Almuerzo) c. 1620 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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