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The Gust Of Wind Jean by Francois-Milet

This beautiful French oil painting from 1891 caught my eye in the National Welsh Gallery at the beginning of this project. Featuring a dramatic storm, strong winds push a tree over a cowering peasant farmer implies Romanticist ideas of the force of nature overwhelming man. 210 more words


Masters of Realism

“Realism” is a tricky word, because it has different meanings. In painting, however, Realism mainly refers to a specific movement that started in France in the 1840s. 329 more words


Whispering Volumes

A grayish museum room, empty except for two lone men gazing at an old painting. Within the painting, the sun sinks towards the horizon in the distance. 597 more words


The Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet

Artist: Jean-Francois Millet (1814 – 1875)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1859

Style: Realism

Genre: Genre Painting

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Millet had originally created this work for an American, Thomas Gold Appleton, who failed to take possession of the piece. 116 more words