The Angelus by Jean-François Millet was created in 1857 – 1859. The painting is in Musee d’Orsay, Paris. The size of the work is 55,5 x 66 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
A man and a woman are reciting the Angelus, a prayer which commemorates the annunciation made to Mary by the angel Gabriel. They have stopped digging potatoes and all the tools used for this task – the potato fork, the basket, the sacks and the wheelbarrow – are strewn around them. Alone in the foreground in a huge empty plain, the two peasants take on a monumental quality, despite the small size of the canvas. (Read more in Musee d’Orsay)
About the Artist: French artist Jean-François Millet was born in Gruchy, Gréville-Hague. He was a French artist and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his paintings of peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. In 1833 his father sent him to Cherbourg to study with a portrait painter named Bon Du Mouchel. By 1835 he was studying with Théophile Langlois de Chèvreville, a pupil of Baron Gros, in Cherbourg… Read more
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