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In the painting entitled Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky, Vincent Van Gogh portrays a rural landscape of Auvers-sur-Oise. As an artist of the Post-impressionism, he uses loose brush-strokes to paint the wheat field, as well as intense colors. This work belonged to a series of inspired oil paintings he produced a couple of weeks before his death in 1890. These artworks are considered to represent loneliness and his sadness but are also interpreted in the sense of rebirth. The analogy on the cycles of the crops and nature itself can be made when analyzing this painting.
The artist painted around a dozen artworks with this same landscape, as he was intensely drawn to nature's purity. This love for landscapes can be seen as an influence of the Realist artists, as they would often portray rural workers and their harsh life in the fields. This view on manual labor is not only a social statement but also can be seen connected to religious work, in the sense of spiritual guidance. Vincent van Gogh had a strong religious background, wanting to become a priest when younger. This divine aspect can be seen in this series as well as in most of his work.
The simple composition and uncommon proportion of the canvas were chosen to magnify the painting as a landscape, and this also contrasts with the complexity of the vivid and thick brush strokes. The sky is peacefully portrayed only in shades of blues and takes up about two-thirds of the canvas. The clouds gather, almost spiraling, in the top left corner and are not pure white. They gradually darken as they touch the horizon on the right side of the painting. Van Gogh was able to softly paint the movement of the breeze in the day-time sky.
The painter was able to portray depth in the wheat field as Vincent van Gogh uses the sense of the paint stroke to his advantage. Using mainly greens and yellows, he separates the fields in sections and eludes to a perspective, directing the viewer's eyes to the horizon. He breaks the color pallet with speaks of red, representing possibly some flowers that grew mixed in the field, as they are complementary to the sky.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky 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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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.
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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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