Tags » Jean François Millet

Vincent van Gogh: The said dog’s path

“What am I in the eyes of most people – a nonentity or an eccentric or an obnoxious person  – someone who has no position in society and never will have, in short the lowest of the low. 1,437 more words

Jean-Francois Millet

The Gleaners

On my ramblings around Barbados in May 2004, some of the local people, who called me ‘the white man who walks’, thought I wasn’t quite right in the head, especially as I had a tendency to set off around mid-day. 148 more words

The Gleaners

This beautiful photo was taken by a friend, Patti Hardee Donnelly. Patti is a Middle School Language Arts Teacher at the same school I retired from. 412 more words


P is for Pissarro and 'The Golden Age of Peasantry'

My father once told me that the average non-art-appreciator could not differentiate between a Picasso and a Pissarro, and if asked, would most likely define the latter as a French term for a public toilet. 401 more words

Oil Painting

The Gleaners

This photo of the gleaners at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, NC yesterday . . .

(in spite of the downpour and mud) reminds me of Jean-Francois Millet’s painting… 90 more words

Creative Writing

The Color of Social Injustice

Comparing Millet’s and Brintle’s ‘Le Départ pour le Travail’

Back in the 19th century, the French painter Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875), moved by the social injustice in his country, shifted the focus in his paintings from the rich and prominent to those at the bottom of the social ladder. 190 more words