Jean-François Millet - Art Prints, Paintings & Posters

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Jean-François Millet: Life, facts, curiosities and art!

The French painter and graphic artist Jean-François Millet (1814 - 1875) became famous for his paintings depicting the French farmers. He continued the realistic tradition of the brothers Le Nain und Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardins and stood on the threshold of a socially engaged Realism. Jean-François Millet studied in Cherbourg in 1835 and received a study scholarship for the École of Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1836, where he copied the paintings of the old masters of Louvre. In June 1849 he shifted to Barbizon. Millet is considered as a well- known disciple of the school of Barbizon besides Théodore Rousseau and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - who propagated the revolutionary perception of Landscape art through plein air painting. However, Millet did not make paintings in the forests of Fontainebleau like other plein air painters; instead he worked in a gallery. After the death of Millet, John Berger noted “some of his paintings are truly the most famous paintings in the world.... Even today I believe there is hardly any farmer family in France, who has not seen his paintings on engravings, cards, ornaments or plates". All artworks by Jean-François Millet can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!

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