The sower, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 32 x 40 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • F 451


Van Gogh made a number of variations on a theme depicting a sower in front of a setting sun. Especially striking in this version are the bright, unnatural colours and the unusual composition, in which the knotty tree in the foreground constitutes a diagonal division of the canvas. His inspiration for this may have come from a Japanese print.

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