Van Gogh lived from 30 March 1853 until he committed suicide on 29 July 1890. He was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His oeuvre includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He suffered from anxieties and mental illnesses.
De Zaaier was painted in 1888 when he was living in a clinic in Saint-Rémy. During his stay the clinic, its garden and its surroundings became the main subjects of his paintings.
De Zaaier | Vincent van Gogh
De Zaaier is projected on the 14th floor of Helicon. This is a floor of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. This office floor holds open and closed working places, meeting rooms and a lounge.