Jean François Millet
French painter Jean François Millet, who lived between 1814 and 1874, is one of the founders of the Barbizon school and is known for his paintings of peasant farmers and is considered one of the pioneers of the realst art movement.
In 1833 his father sent him to Cherbourg to work with a portrait painter named Bon Du Mouchel. Later Millet went to Paris in 1837, where he had the opportunity to work with Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts (School of Art).
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Millet, a realist painter, was in Paris in the mid-1840s with such painters as Constant Troyon, Narcisse Diaz, Charles Jacque and Théodore Rousseau, who like himself would become associated with the Barbizon school; He became friends with Honoré Daumier, who had a figurative mastery that influenced the painter's peasant paintings, and with Alfred Sensier, the state bureaucrat who would later write his biography.
Millet's first painting accepted into the hall was a portrait that was included in the hall in 1840. As a result, he returned to Cherbourg to begin his career as a portrait painter. However, he moved to Paris the following year, marrying Pauline-Virginie Ono. After being denied admission to the 1843 Hall and Pauline's death from tuberculosis, Millet returned once more to Cherbourg. Millet moved to Le Havre with Catherine Lemaire, whom he had been with in 1845 and would later marry in an official ceremony in 1853. He painted portraits and small genre paintings for several months in Le Havre before moving back to Paris.
Millet's first success at the Salon came with the painting Oedipus Down from the Tree, which was exhibited in 1847, and a painting was purchased by the state in 1848. The Captivity of the Jews in Babylon, Millet's most ambitious work at that time, was exhibited at the Salon in 1848 and was scorned by both art critics and society. The painting, which disappeared right after it was exhibited, was thought to have been destroyed by Millet.
He continued to exhibit pastoral paintings, which was Millet's main concern from the early 1850s, and as a result faced charges of being a socialist. Nation, in line with how to better convey the daily living conditions of the villagers; his works are the sun setting across the horizon, in contrast to the large shadowy figures in the foreground; it symbolizes the farm with its abundant grain piles. Forms in the form of a field of gold, dark-colored thin plain-cut dresses gave every woman a noble and monumental appearance.
The nation was a major source of inspiration for Vincent van Gogh, especially in his early years. Vincent mentions the nation and his work several times in letters to his brother Theo. Again, his last period landscapes are a very important reference to Claude Monet's paintings on the Normandy coast, and their structural and symbolic content also influenced Georges Seurat.
Jean François Millet Famous Works, Paintings
Millet, who died at the age of 60, went back to; He left works for Portrait of Louis-Alexandre Marolles (1841), Abduction of the Sabine Women (1847), Going to Work (1853), Shepherd Sitting on the Rock (1856), Potato Growers (1861), Haystacks, Autumn (1874) and many more.
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