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Vincent Van Gogh painted The Sower 2 in 1888. This work is very symbolic and represents the circle of life. He also paints The Sower with this same theme, both portraying a man scattering seeds into the ground — a view on rebirth in life and art. Van Gogh was inspired by Realist artists like Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, who painted rural scenes as a comment on their contemporary society. There are over thirty paintings and drawings featuring the sower theme.
Van Gogh often painted wheat fields as a reflection of his religious past — linking these paintings to the realization of humanity, the great strength of nature and rebirth. This particular painting was done towards the end of his life. The Post-Impressionist painted en plein air, meaning he worked outside to capture the natural light in his paintings.
One of his great inspirations was the Pointillist movement, with artists like Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Although he did not work with the main technical characteristics of the movement — painting in small dots to create an image — he used their complementary color scheme. He worked along with Paul Gauguin during this period, a Post-Impressionist artist who encouraged Van Gogh to work more from his imagination.
The artist paints two artworks with the same subject and the same title. The Sower 2 differs mainly in composition and darkness from The Sower. In this painting, he chooses to put the man spreading seeds and a tree in the forefront. Since the big, yellow sun in the background is touching the horizon, the two figures are almost blacked out, since they are against the light. He lightens some areas slightly, so not to lose all detail, like the man's hands and face, as well the leaves on the tree.
The ground is painted in a way that gives the viewer a sense of perspective, and a diagonal line cuts it almost in half. The ground portrays shades of brown, orange and green. The ground on the right is mostly blue, making it ambiguous if it is a river or a field. There is a faraway town on the far-right side of the horizon, and the sky is portrayed in surreal yellow-green tonalities. The painting was executed rapidly, with swift brush strokes and thick layers of paint.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Sower 2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Sower 2 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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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