artist

Jean-François Millet

    15 
    Favorite
    Share

Jean-François Millet was a French Realist painter who co-founded the Barbizon school with fellow artist Théodore Rousseau. Millet saw Godliness and virtue in physical labor and often depicted peasants toiling in rural landscapes in paintings with strong religious subtext. Millet turned his back on the academic style of the French Salon and his early artistic education—a trend that would continue to develop into the later half of the 19th century, especially within the Impressionist movement. (The Art Story)

Read more

Playlists (4)

See all
10
Introducing: Realism
6
Key Works: Jean-François Millet

Related artists

See all
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French, 1796–1875
Thomas Eakins
Thomas Eakins
American, 1844–1916
Gustave Courbet
Gustave Courbet
French, 1819–1877

Works (7)

Date updatedTime periodName