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The Hay Wain is an extraordinary oil on canvas by the British painter John Constable, one of England's most praised painters. The artist particularly excelled at landscape painting, in which he left his mark in Art History. Along with J. M. W. Turner, Constable brought attention to his country's artistic production, which in previous decades couldn't compete with France or Spain while emphasizing landscape painting's aesthetic potential. Before the Impressionists turned en plein air painting into a common practice, Constable was already painting outdoors. He not only made many sketches, some with a strong gestural aspect to it, but would even go to finish entire works in nature. The Hay Wain is possibly his most notorious artwork and an excellent example of the Constable approach.
Part of London's National Gallery and painted in 1821, the work has impressive dimensions: 130.2 cm × 185.4 cm. The painter used to call these pictures "six-footers" for their size, and they were painted with the Royal Academy shows in mind. At the time of its exhibition, the painting was called Noon: Landscape, and it wasn't particularly well-received in the UK since no one had the interest in buying it. In France, on the other hand, the piece was praised by Gericault, which prompted Constable to participate in the Paris Salon of 1824 with a collection of his works. At the Salon, he was awarded a Gold Medal, and some believe that the painting even impacted Delacroix, one of the most important French painters.
In Constable's work, it's possible to notice a light impasto and small brushstrokes, a characteristic that must be observed up close to understand the master's manner. Many parts of The Hay Wain have an exciting rhythm through his detailed and rich colors and brushstrokes, such as in the leaves behind the pond, which go from a very warm green to blue. In every part of the canvas, it's possible to witness these little details that Constable seemed to employ effortlessly. In the artwork, the viewer can see a cart with three black horses passing through the water. Green, brown, and blue are the dominant colors of this stunning landscape, portraying with full expressiveness this warm and sunny day.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Haywain, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Haywain 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.
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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.
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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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