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Vincent Van Gogh moved to the city of Arles in 1888, where he rented a house and began, what he called, The Studio of the South. His main wish was to recruit modern artists and work together, especially Paul Gauguin. Previously living in Paris, the artist learned a lot by the Impressionist and Pointillist influences, as the city was the most important cultural and artistic reference during this period. Even though his stay in Arles did not last very long, it was significant for his career as he worked frantically, experimenting something new in each work.
The Post-Impressionist considered Arles as a French version of Japan, thought that brought him much joy. Of course, this was his made-up view of what the Asian country was, something he created in his mind after observing the many Japanese woodcut prints in his collection. The aesthetic influence of this exotic art is visible in his paintings, as he used many vibrant colors, dark contours, and unusual compositions.
One of the most famous themes that Van Gogh portrayed in his paintings is landscapes, like the oil painting Railway Carriages. As a Post-Impressionist, the painter valued natural light and preferred to work en plein air — meaning he worked outside — to capture its optical effects on canvas. This landscape portrays a row of trains and gives the viewer an idea of the French XIX century railway system.
Van Gogh was a master of creating captivating color pallets, and this painting isn't an exception. He positioned the road by the tracks diagonally, in the forefront. Using a red-brown as a base color, he used strokes of green on the sides and a white-blue path in the middle. This great area of the light-colored path takes up more than half of the painting and contrasts with the dark pigments of the red trains. As a symbol of the modern times and its quickness, trains are usually not the central figures of Van Gogh's work, also appearing in Landscape with Carriage and Train in the Background.
The brushstrokes are loose and applied quickly with thick layers of paint. The painter probably concluded the painting in one sitting. The blue-green sky is calm and complements the colors of the trains. There is no visible horizon, but Van Gogh was able to give depth by representing the tracks leading into the distance.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Railway Carriages, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Railway Carriages 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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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.
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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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