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Vincent Van Gogh moved to Paris in 1886, where he painted about forty still life paintings of flowers over the summer, including Vase With Gladioli. Before his move, the Dutch painter’s color pallet was very influenced by the Classic artists before him. He already had much knowledge about color combinations, but his pallets were still dark and sometimes dull. When the painter arrived in Paris, he came across the Impressionists, Pointillists, and even Symbolists and absorbed all of this external stimulation – ending up with a unique style of his own.
One of the main reasons Van Gogh chose to portray so many flowers, was that it was a perfect motif to study color combinations, as well as experiment with different loose brush strokes. In Vase With Gladioli, the painter portrays an arrangement of pink, yellow, and red gladioli flowers with long green stems, and a couple of white Chinese asters. The table is mainly brown with discrete specks of blue, orange, and red. The background is blue with areas of green strokes and other areas of yellow highlights. The Post-Impressionist almost weaves a pattern in the background with short vertical and horizontal brush strokes.
The flowers were painted with much liberty, but still being very precise. Van Gogh used thick layers of paint, in a way that the bottom aster flower pops out of the canvas, making its way into the forefront. The vase is cylindrical and portrays an ornamental drawing in shades of dark brown and white. The modern artist used a simple composition, placing the vase centered on the canvas, but breaks the rigidness by painting stems of gladioli on the table, in front of the vase. The flowers put in the jar open up like a fan and make a triangular shape on the canvas.
Van Gogh was inspired by the art of Japanese woodcut prints. He wrote in a letter stating that he felt great joy when observing his prints and that this made him want to make flower arrangements. He saw the vibrant colors used in these prints in the flowers he portrayed. Many other modern painters were inspired by the Japanese artists, like Hokusai. The artist painted gladioli flowers multiple times, as they were one of his favorites. These paintings were done in a decorative style, as he aimed to make them appeal to a larger audience and hopefully sell them.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Vase With Gladioli, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Vase With Gladioli 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 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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