Vincent van Gogh Paintings

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Paintings Reproductions Vincent van Gogh The Sower, 1888
Vincent van Gogh Paintings 1853 - 1890  Painter,Printmaker, Draftsman, Holland

The Sower, 1888

Oil on canvas

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


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OIL PAINTING:  The Sower, 1888

      Unfulfilled in this painting- The Sower, Van Gogh spent most of his time translating biblical passages into English, French and German, and his free time in the depths of the countryside where he felt at peace. His plan was to study theology and Van Gogh confided in his brother: "I suppose that for a `sower of God`s words`, as I hope to be, as well as for a sower of the seed in the fields, each day will bring enough of its own evil, and the earth will produce many thorns and thistles". The image of the sower was to become a recurring theme in his work.