The Sower by van Gogh

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
published on 18 March 2022

An 1888 oil on canvas painting, The Sower, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), the Dutch post-impressionist artist. Painted in November near Arles in southern France. Sowers are a recurring theme in the artist's work, seen by him as a symbol through their work of regeneration and life. The sun is so positioned behind the sower's head as to remind of a halo of a saint, illustrating that van Gogh is now blending impressionism, post-impressionism, and symbolism in his work. (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

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