Sower with Setting Sun
Vincent van Gogh
Sower with Setting Sun
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Post-Impressionism, 1853-1890): Sower with Setting Sun, 1888. Created in Arles, France. Oil on canvas, 73.5 x 92 cm. Bührle Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland.

'Van Gogh moved to Arles in southern France where he produced some of his best work. His paintings represented different aspects of ordinary life, such as portraits of members of the Roulin family. The sunflower paintings, some of the most recognizable of Van Gogh's paintings, were created in this time.

... In a letter to his brother, Theo, he wrote,

"Painting as it is now, promises to become more subtle - more like music and less like sculpture - and above all, it promises color."

As a means of explanation, Vincent explains that being like music means being comforting.’

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