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In 1888, Vincent Van Gogh painted The Sower, a very symbolic artwork, representing the circle of life. The man in the painting scatters seeds into the ground and can be interpreted as the artist's view of rebirth in art, just as in life itself. He was greatly inspired by the Realist painter Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet and the rural scenes he portrayed, as a reflex of his contemporary society. He concludes over thirty paintings and drawings with the sowers as a theme.
Van Gogh was also deeply inspired by the work of Theo van Rysselberghe, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, but no longer followed the Pointillist movement. He chose not to follow the technique of painting dot by dot, but still kept the Pointillist color scheme. During this time, the Post-Impressionist worked alongside Paul Gauguin who pursued him to work more from imagination than from reality.
The wheat fields were a recurring subject for Van Gogh because of his religious past. He saw this as a great spiritual theme of humanities realizations, rebirth and the forces of nature. As a Post-Impressionist artist, Van Gogh worked outside, or en plein-air, to capture the optical effects of the natural light on the landscape. With bold brush strokes, The Sower is a beautiful example from this series done at the end of his life.
The colors are audacious and vibrant — an influence of the Japanese prints that were brought to Europe and collected my modern artists. As a master of creating captivating color pallets, Van Gogh daringly joined complementary colors. The sky takes up less than a fifth of the canvas and features a big centered sun that radiates strokes of yellow, orange and green, getting slightly darker towards the edge of the painting. The far background shows blue, violet, and green vegetation on the right, and a blue and brown house on the left, along with a couple of trees.
The wheat field is painted in shades of ochre and orange, but only in a small strip where it wasn't harvested. The rest of the field, that takes up most of the canvas, portrays a primarily blue field, with specks of brown, green and yellow. The man peacefully spreads seeds on the field, and his figure breaks the symmetrical composition as he is to the right of the canvas.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Sower, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Sower 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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.