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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Home Fields, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Home Fields 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.
John Singer Sargent painted Home Fields in 1885 while living west England. The painter moved there from Paris after the scandalous exhibit of his painting Madame X, which tarnished his reputation and ultimately, he stopped painting commissioned portraits. Moving to the countryside, Sargent found great joy in painting landscapes as he regained his strength. The painting Home Fields is one of the many beautiful portrayals of the artist’s new surroundings.
With an academic background, Sargent was a master of traditional painting techniques. The artist was inspired by the works of classic painters like El Greco and Diego Velazquez. The painter Carolus Duran became his art teacher while he was studying in Paris, and helped him change the path he would take in his career. Sargent learned to break some of the rigid rules of classical painting and loosen his technique, making it more natural. He didn’t create elaborate drawings, working with simple structures before applying paint to the canvas. The painter was able to create a beautiful blend of traditional and modern painting in a style of his own.
The painting Home Fields has a very Impressionistic take on landscape painting. Some critics would compare Sargent to Claude Monet, claiming he wasn’t as experimental, with his brushwork and color palette. In fact, this conservative value in his work is due to his academic background and is what makes his painting skills so unique. This artwork shows an old wooden fence beginning in the middle of the canvas on the forefront and leading the viewer's eyes into the distance, giving a sense of perspective. The light colors of the fence draw attention because of its dark surroundings, painted in ochre, yellow, and red, as well as dark brown and purple for the shadows.
Most of the canvas is painted with dark green with orange-brown specks, to depict a field of grass. There are some thin and dried up trees with almost no leaves on the left side of the fence, as well as some thick dark trees in the background. The sky is blue-gray, creating a gloomy atmosphere. The almost monochromatic color palette – compared to other Impressionist paintings – is broken with a bright yellow-orange house in the background, to the right of the artwork.
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