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In 1886, Vincent Van Gogh moved to Paris, France — the most important cultural and artistic city of the time. During his two-year stay, the artist soaked up all of the external influences he could. He had a more direct contact with the Impressionists and Pointillists, as he went to their exhibitions and became friends with some as well. The Post-Impressionist had a bolder approach to painting, as he let go of the gray color palette and embraced more vibrant pigments. The artist draws his first self-portrait on the year he arrived in Paris and continued to do so for his whole career — becoming later most famous for these self-representations.
The painting entitled Self Portrait In Front Of The Easel was the last painting Van Gogh concluded of himself while living in Paris. The painting depicts the artist working on a painting, with a pallet of mixed paint and several brushed in his hand. Different from most of his earlier self-portraits, where he depicts himself wearing fashionable clothing, in this work he wears a blue painter's smock — stating himself as an artist.
The canvas is seen from behind and is in the forefront of the painting. The pallet Van Gogh holds shows mixed oil paints with red, blue, white, and green pigments — as do the bristles on the brushes he holds. With thick layers of paint and visible brush strokes, the painter embodied the Impressionist influence in this work. His hair is orange with shades of green, just as his eyebrows. He concentrates bright orange and brown paint on his full beard. The Post-Impressionist's eyes are dark and profound — looking directly at the viewer.
In Self Portrait In Front Of The Easel, the light source comes from his side and casts a shadow in the front of his face. The first oil painting he ever made of himself, called Self Portrait with Dark Felt Hat at the Easel, is comparable to his last self-portrait made in Paris. Both have similar lighting, pose, and composition. In fact, there is a great resemblance of these two paintings to the former Dutch painter and self-portrait master, Rembrandt and his work Portrait of the Artist at his Easel. What makes Self Portrait In Front Of The Easel different from his previous self-portrait is the daring use of color — a characteristic of Van Gogh's work in which is most praised for accomplishing.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Self Portrait In Front Of The Easel, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Self Portrait In Front Of The Easel 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.
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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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