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Description of Vincent Van Gogh's The Sower


In 1888, the Dutch artist Van Gogh painted his next masterpiece of art painting "The Sower." The work is done in oil and measures 32x40 cm. Nina is kept in Amsterdam at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum.

The artist was obsessed with peasant themes in his works. On his account there are several different paintings with the images of the sower. When writing the first canvas, Van Gogh was inspired by the canvas of Jean-Francois Millet. The painter portrayed the sower for a reason. His image is endowed with universal meaning and scope. After all, the sower personifies the symbol of eternity. He is, as it were, the messenger of the Sun to Earth. His figure as if descended into the field along the sunny steps.

The picture directly above the horizon and above the golden wheat depicts a solar disk, creating a bright halo above a person’s head. There is something in common between the sun and the sower. A man scatters seeds across the field, just like the sun spreads its rays in the sky. Only sunlight spills upward, and the sower's hand is directed downward. In this case, the seeds fall into the soil, and then germinate, new plants appear. Thus, the sower is a symbol of infinity. The vital continuous process of the revival of nature is shown.

The artist was struck by the speed of creating the canvas. Van Gogh did not make a preliminary sketch. He longed to rather paint a picture, as if his thoughts were ahead of action. The master immediately began to paint in oil. With each new stroke, exact straight and wavy lines were born.

In the foreground a tree appeared that gave the composition a plane. The huge sun occupies most of the sky, which turned into a bright yellow color. The artist betrayed unusual violet-blue hues to the field. At a time when the sky should be blue and the field yellow, he seemed to have swapped everything. Van Gogh reflected in his picture his vision of reality.





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