The Sower
Vincent van Gogh
The Sower
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Post-Impressionism, 1853 - July 29, 1890): The Sower (Sower with Setting Sun), 1888. Created in Arles, France. Oil on canvas, 162.5 x 204.5 cm. Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands.



“As for me, I shall go on working, and here and there something of my work will prove of lasting value - but who will there be to achieve for figure painting what Claude Monet has achieved for landscape? However, you must feel, as I do, that someone like that is on the way - Rodin? - he does not use colour - it won't be him. But the painter of the future will be a colourist the like of which has never yet been seen. But I'm sure I am right to think that it will come in a later generation, and it is up to us to do all we can to encourage it, without question or complaint." (Vincent van Gogh, letter to Theo van Gogh, May 1888)