Saturday, 11 July 2020

Sunday 12th July : The Sower : St Matthew 13 v 1-9

Van Gogh : Wheatfield with Cypresses

Van Gogh clearly enjoyed painting the colours of the wheat at harvest time...& even went so far as to paint both sower & harvest in one painting ! (see below & Friday)
Jesus’ parable ends with an amazing harvest...100fold return would be almost impossible even today with all our technological improvements... but a really bumper harvest is the story’s punchline.

The Reaper: Van Gogh (after Millet )

detail from The Sower, showing the wheat already golden for harvest behind the sower !

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