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In 1887, Vincent Van Gogh painted the understated landscape Wheat Field With A Lark. This was a significant period in Van Gogh's artistic career as he was beginning to absorb the Impressionist's influence and translate it to his work. This painting is an excellent example of how the artist began to portray the style in his painting timidly but was still not quite there yet.
Previously, in the autumn of 1886, the painter was introduced to John Russell, an Australian artist who worked directly with Claude Monet during the summer. He is known to be the first person to pass along the Impressionist ideals to Van Gogh, inspiring him intensely to work along the same paths of the modern masters. Wheat Field With A Lark is one of the works he produced under this primary influence — not as daring as his later works.
The title of this painting is already self-explanatory of what it portrays. The composition is structured in three horizontal stripes, having the area on top a bit bigger than the one underneath, subsequently. Originally, the bird taking soar was thought to be a lark, but recent research has discovered it is, in fact, a partridge — still, the original title stuck. Van Gogh positions the bird almost in the center, as to break with the rigidness of the composition. Some people interpret this figure taking sore as the freedom the painter felt when working en plein air — in other words when he painted outside — a characteristic of the Impressionism that he took to the Post-Impressionism.
In this artwork, he had already broken with the traditional dark color pallet of the classic Dutch painters, like Rembrandt, and was slowly showing lighter color combinations. The blue sky has small and not as visible brush strokes, as he was still concerned in blending thin layers of paint. He brightens the sky with predominant white tones on the left side of the canvas. The partially harvested field is slanted with the breeze of the wind, directing in the same position that the bird takes flight. The modern painter uses shades of green and yellow to give the vegetation life, as well as specks of orange and red for complementary effects. The foreground depicts the area that is already harvested in shades of yellow, ochre, orange and dark brown, in small, visible brush strokes creating a beautiful contrast with the soft sky.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Wheat Field With A Lark, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Wheat Field With A Lark 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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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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