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In 1889, Vincent Van Gogh went to Saint-RÃ©my-de-Provence to be admitted into an asylum, as he suffered from psychological problems. After being discharged, he continued being depressed and looked for other artists for inspiration — studying the works of Rembrandt Van Rijn and Eugene Delacroix. He was also greatly inspired by the rural scenes of the Realist artists, Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, considering him more of a modern painter than Edouard Manet. Because of this, the artist decides to do his version of Millet's Noon Rest from Work, as a sort of homage painting.
The painting entitled La MÃ©ridienne consists of a rural scene of two workers sleeping in the shade. He is faithful to the original composition of the picture, as well as the objects portrayed and the details in the background. Van Gogh speaks of this painting in a letter to his brother Leo and states he uses color to translate Millet's painting differently, as well as using the contrasts of light and dark to cause the impression of this scene. He chooses to depict a typical, every-day theme from the fields and achieves a beautiful sense of calmness.
As a master of color, Vincent Van Gogh was able to flawlessly combine the complementary purples and blues of the central figures and the sky, with the golden yellows and oranges of the field in an exaggerated way. The couple is peacefully sleeping on a pile of hay, next to a pair of worn-out shoes and sickles. The figures have a dark contour that does not trace them completely, but only in certain areas to give depth. A horse and carriage are depicted in the background and are also resting in the shade, where the painter was able to incorporate a bit of red-brown.
The influence of Realism and its themes are evident in La MÃ©ridienne. The Realists aimed to show how life truly was for rural workers and the effects the modern times had on this society. Also living in a rural area, van Gogh could relate to this and made it show in this painting — an homage to Millet, an artist that he deeply considered.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of La Méridienne 1889, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of La Méridienne 1889 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 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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