Jean-François Millet, Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art

Jean-François Millet, Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art

Auteur(s) Simon Kelly en Maite van Dijk (red.), Nienke Bakker, Abigail Yoder
Taal English
Bindwijze Paperback with flaps
Formaat 22 x 28 cm
Omvang 208 pages
Illustraties 180 full colour illustrations
Verschenen October 2019
ISBN 978 90 6868 796 5
Prijs € 29,90

[Nederlandse editie: klik hier]

Come and see the exhibition "Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art" in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: click here.

During his lifetime, the French artist Jean-François Millet (1814‒1875) was frequently criticized for his peasant paintings. Traditionalists objected to his raw, radical technique and the sharp social critique they perceived in his work. Shortly after his death, however, Millet was embraced as a national hero who had captured the French countryside in all its glory. The artist’s fame extended from Europe to America and Russia, and his modern style and sympathetic depiction of peasant life remained a source of inspiration until well into the twentieth century.

This publication sets Millet’s work in the context of the figures he inspired: artists including Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Giovanni Segantini, Winslow Homer, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kazimir Malevich, Edvard Munch, and Salvador Dalí.


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