Jean-François Millet. Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art
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.
Catalogue of the exhibition Jean-François Millet. Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art. Paperback, 208 pages, 192 illustrations. Available in Dutch.
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