[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“If you could see how beautiful the forest is! I sometimes slip away there at days end after my work day and I always return overwhelmed. It has such a calm, such a terrible grandeur, to the point that I am surprised that I feel genuinely afraid. I don’t know what the trees says amongst themselves, but they say something we don’t speak the same language.”[/quote]
Painter of the Week: Jean-François Millet. Today: The Sower, 1850. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Jean-François Millet (October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized as part of the movements of Realism and Naturalism.