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After leaving the Netherlands, Vincent Van Gogh settled with his brother Theo in Paris. This was a significant time for the artist’s career for he now had direct contact with the Impressionist artists and their work. In many occasions, they would exchange paintings and even work together en plein air – meaning they painted landscapes by observing them and the optical effect the natural light had on the figures and surfaces.
Van Gogh was in a transitioning period for his style of painting – learning to let go of the more classic and realistic representation. He also had a very dark color palette, influenced by the classic Dutch painters who came before him, in which he was learning to let go. He saw that painting flowers were a great motif to study color, and it became one of his biggest subjects. Geranium in A Flowerpot is an example of one of these early still life portraits done in Paris.
He experiments with more vibrant colors, even though he did not completely let go of the black and gray tonalities in the background. He wasn’t very daring when it came to the composition of this painting, as he divided the canvas almost in half with the edge of the table. The flowerpot is also centered, but he breaks this rigidness by placing a stem of red geraniums on the right side of the table. The flowers in the pot are not symmetrical and are not idealized.
The table is mainly painted with shades of green, and the flowers cast a brown shadow behind them. The wall in the background is dark red and black. The green leaves of the plant have specks of this same burgundy-like color, as well as shades of orange and ochre. Van Gogh portrayed some flowers in white and yellow cores. Even though this is an early work, the modern painter already shows complementary color pairing, like red and green – seen on the back wall, the table and the stem of flowers casually put in the forefront.
The art of Japanese prints was also a significant influence on Van Gogh’s work, as they featured vibrant colors, unusual compositions, dark contours and scenes of the daily life. Gradually, the artist joins these characteristics, with what he learned from the Pointillists and Impressionists to create his unique style of painting.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Geranium In A Flowerpot, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Geranium In A Flowerpot 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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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 plastic 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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