The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 24x36 inches (60x90 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
In 1886, Vincent Van Gogh paints A Pair of Shoes, and even though today it is seen as a standard subject to portray, it was quite banal and not typically a theme to paint during this time — the artist repeats this scene in many other works as well. This painting has brought up much discussion about its actual meaning. Some art critics and philosophers speak of how the shoes represent the working class of the capitalist and upcoming industrial world. Other say it represents Van Gogh's struggles in life and his difficult journey.
Without knowing what the painter's essential idea was when portraying an old pair of shoes, we cannot say for sure what his intentions were. Maybe this was purely a study painting of shoes. We know that Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, telling him about how good it was to love many things, as he spoke directly about what was considered simple and dirty but was very appealing to his own eyes. He also talked about how he dreamt about his paintings before he painted his dreams.
The artist was able to look at the ordinary as something almost divine, and this was a very modern way of thinking and making art. The Classic academies imposed pre-established themes and subjects for the artists to portray, usually speaking of scared or mythical subjects. The modern painter refuses to work by these rules, resulting in works like A Pair of Shoes. The everyday life was now a subject being often portrayed by artists. Rumors have it that Van Gogh found this old pair of shoes at a flea market and wore them in the dirt and mud until he found them aesthetically appealing enough to paint.
The painting is almost monochromatic, as Van Gogh used the same color pallet for the shoes and the background. He had still not gained the confidence and practice he needed to start using more daring color combinations, as he did in his later works. Although the modern artist already had a beautiful concept of light and dark — painting eye-catching golden highlights that contrast with the black, brown and shades of green from the shadows. He warms the scene by using reddish-brown as well as ochre in the light.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Pair of Shoes, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Pair of Shoes 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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.
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All our artists have at least 15 years of experience. We only hire qualified artists with advanced degrees in Fine Arts who have completed a dissertation in European or American art.
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Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Some companies claim to be selling handmade paintings when in fact they use printing presses and screening methods to speed-up the reproduction process and lower costs. We've been selling genuine handmade online since 2003!
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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.