TITLE: “The Gleaners”
ARTIST: Jean-François Millet
WHY WE CHOSE IT: French painter Jean-François Millet (October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) was born on this day, 198 years ago. Millet is recognized as one of the founders of the Barbizon school, an art movement that embraced the splendors of nature and focused on depicting the native landscape.
"To tell the truth, the peasant subjects suit my temperament best; for I must confess, even if you think me a socialist, that the human side of art is what touches me most." —Jean-François Millet
SOURCE: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
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