The Wood-Cutter – after Millet

The Wood-Cutter – after Millet

"Do you know what I think about quite often – what I used to say to you back in the old days, that if I didn’t succeed I still thought that what I had worked on would be continued. Not directly, but one isn’t alone in believing things that are true. And what does one matter as a person then? I feel so strongly that the story of people is like the story of wheat, if one isn’t sown in the earth to germinate there, what does it matter, one is milled in order to become bread." To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889
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30th of November -0001
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“Do you know what I think about quite often – what I used to say to you back in the old days, that if I didn’t succeed I still thought that what I had worked on would be continued. Not directly, but one isn’t alone in believing things that are true. And what does one matter as a person then? I feel so strongly that the story of people is like the story of wheat, if one isn’t sown in the earth to germinate there, what does it matter, one is milled in order to become bread.”

To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889

http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0170V1962

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 43.5 x 25 cm – size 8 Marine
Saint-Rémy: September 19, 1889
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 670, JH: 1886

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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