The Sower, Vincent van Gogh (1888)

‘[…] having been brought up [in the countryside], snatches of memories from past times, yearnings for that infinite of which the Sower, the sheaf, are the symbols, still enchant me as before’, wrote Vincent in 1888. This is the heart of Van Gogh’s philosophy of life: nature is what links religion and people. In the cycle of sowing, reaping and harvesting, Vincent saw parallels with life and death.

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh (1888)

Girassol

Girassol

Pétalas fundidas ao tempo
flores e flores amarelas,
recolhem e derramam luz,
atirando, à sala,
a arte de Vincent.

Pétalas de luz transverberada
retendo, no vaso, as flores
refletindo o amarelo ouro
além do vaso,
além da sala,
além do tempo.

Pétalas de “Lírios”
pétalas de “Sorrow”, nua,
pétalas de “Loendros”.

Eis ali o artista, de corpo inteiro,
transfigurado em Girassol.

Vicente Freitas
Girassol de Van Gogh