Vincent van Gogh's paintings and drawings of sowers symbolize the eternal cycle of nature and of agricultural life. As a sower of God’s word they also have a religious meaning.

Today 133 years ago, on or about 29 October 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Arles:

"I don’t yet know what Gauguin thinks about my decoration in general; I only know that there are some studies that he really does like, namely, the Sower, the Sunflowers, the Bedroom.”


"I dare believe that you’ll like the new Sower. I’m writing in haste, we have heaps of work. He and I plan to go to the brothels a lot, but only to study them."

The Sower
Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas
72 x 91 cm
Hahnloser/Jäggli Stiftung, Villa Flora, Winterthur, Switzerland

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