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In 1884, Vincent Van Gogh painted the rural landscape Potato Planting. The artist had many profound influences of artistic movements that came before him. During the beginning of his art career, Realism was one of his main inspirations, leading him to produce an extraordinary amount of paintings portraying the farm life and working-class citizens. Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet's work was studied extensively by the Post-Impressionist.
The artwork entitled Potato Planting is one of many with this same theme. The potato was the primary food source for poor peasants who hardly had money to pay for bread. Van Gogh portrayed this in works like The Potato Eaters. He also depicts couples working together in the field in a variety of works, such as Peasant and Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes, as he does in Potato Planting.
During this period of his career, Van Gogh had not entirely let go of the dark color pallet he inherited from the Dutch painters who came before him. His love for complementary color combination can be seen early on, but the painter was still not yet confident enough to boldly change his style. He only includes expressive brush strokes and vibrant colors into his pallet later on in his career, when he moved to Paris. In Potato Planting, the artist used a long, horizontal canvas to create a panoramic view of the landscape.
The field is painted in smooth brush strokes of blended tonalities of brown, green and ochre. He is concerned in painting in a realistic manner, a view he changes later in his career. There is a ray of light the illuminates the far background on the right side of the canvas, while some green vegetation and a single tree are portrayed on the left. The peasant couple, along with a bull are represented in the forefront of the composition.
The brown and white cow is depicted facing the left and pulling the centered plow that the man holds. The woman is painted on the right side of the canvas, behind the man, and is bent down while scattering seed on the ground. Both are wearing dark clothing with basically no hints of color and are the most shaded area of the painting. The field behind them is marked with a dark brown shadow that extends from one extremity of the painting to the other.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Potato Planting, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Potato Planting 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.
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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.
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.
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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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