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Vincent Van Gogh moved to the town of Nuenen with his family in 1882. The painter's father was a minister, a path he also wished to pursue as a young man. During his three-year stay at the town, Van Gogh was able to portray many of the peasants and connected quickly with the city people with his father's help. The artist was deeply influenced by the Realism movement and its themes, so it was natural that he felt compelled to draw and paint the working class of his town.
Another reoccurring theme in Van Gogh's work was the XII century church tower next to an old cemetery - portraying it more than ten times. The church was already in ruins, but the tower remained in the period that the modern painter depicted it. The tower eventually started to get torn down, and the artist paints Country Churchyard and Old Church Tower showing it without its steeple.
Before this, Van Gogh concluded The Old Tower In The Fields. Different from most of his work from this period, the painting portrays an overall vibrant and hot color pallet - although he still works with shades of dark and gray, influenced by early Dutch painters. The artist will only let go of this and adopt a vibrant complementary color scheme later in his career after he moved to Paris. This painting shows mainly tonalities of red, orange, and yellow. The modern painter also uses brown-gray for the darker areas. There are very timid areas of incorporated green pigment that can be seen in the sky if carefully observed. Van Gogh is most known for his amazing work with contrasting and complementary color combination. This painting shows how he was trying to figure out his path early in his career.
The work portrays a peasant woman walking away from the viewer into the wheat fields. On the dark horizon lays a shadow of the grand church, along with some vegetation. The yellow and round sun are painted in the cloudy sky. This painting is almost monochromatic, and there is still a concern in portraying more realistic figures and smooth brush strokes. During this period, Van Gogh studied painting and drawing extensively, for he was striving for something more in his work. This series of work is considered to be inspired by Jean-François Millet's painting The Church at Greville.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Old Tower In The Fields, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Old Tower In The Fields 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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