By Alexandra R. Murphy et al.
An exploration of the paintings of Jean-Francois Millet. It examines his technical and inventive success, concentrating on his rarely-seen pastels, watercolours and drawings. It additionally discusses his war of words with the actual panorama of labor and his conception of sunshine and weather.
From Library Journal
Murphy and her coauthors percentage a big volume of paintings curatorial and writing event, and the newest results of their labors is one other exceptional artwork exhibition catalog, jam-packed with positive paintings ancient scholarship. An illustrated 30-page introductory essay and distinctive catalog annotations talk about either the impact of Millets most famed work (e.g., The Gleaners, c. 1857) and, extra importantly, the traits inherent in lots of of his influential yet little-known and unappreciated drawings, stories, and work. all of the 87 entries is illustrated and annotated with information regarding the works provenance and chosen references to books and magazine articles. a person lucky adequate to view the exhibition on the Clark artwork Institute (in Williamstown, MA), the Frick artwork and historic heart (Pittsburgh), or the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh (Amsterdam) must have a wonderful adventure. advised for all artwork collections.AP. Steven Thomas, critical Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. friendly