Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sweating the Small Stuff



The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet, Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

The Gleaners are picking up the last little remains of the harvest. Millet sets the women against a broad horizon and thereby lends a majesty to their work. This was on purpose as Millet saw the work as a social commentary against the rich vs. the poor in society.

4 comments:

Loxias said...

The van Gogh take on this graces (hehe) my study.

The poster thereof, sadly...

Alana said...

Can you please post the dates of the paintings too? Thanks :)

Martha said...

I usually do - this is a re-run of a very early post.

The date of the painting is 1857.

Martha

Alexandre Paige said...

Hi Martha,

I wonder if you have seen the film "The Gleaners and I" by Agnes Varda? It is beautiful and I think starts with this painting.

Alex

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