207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Catalogue of the exhibition, "Millet and Modern Art: from Van Gogh to Dalí", held at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 4, 2019-January 12, 2020; and, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, February 16-May 17, 2020.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-200) and index.
An insightful overview of how Millet influenced and inspired many modernist artists that followed him. Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) was one of the most important artists of the Barbizon School. Through his publicly exhibited works and their critical reception, Millet was of crucial significance to modernist painters. Millet's modernity is evident in his varied subjects-from peasant themes to landscapes to nudes--and his anti-academic, rough paint application. He also produced highly inventive pastels and drawings. Jean-Francois Millet examines the international range of artists whom he influenced. For instance, Millet was an artistic hero for Vincent van Gogh, whose treatment of numerous motifs-including The Sower and Starry Night-was directly inspired by the older artist. Van Gogh even painted a remarkable series of 21 "copies" after Millet's work while living in the south of France in the final year of his life. Other artists on whom Millet had a profound impact include Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Winslow Homer, and, in the 20th century, most notably Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali.
"This artistic fauve" : Millet as modern artist / Simon Kelly -- Millet and impressionism / Simon Kelly -- "That great poet" : Millet and the post-impressionists / Abigail Yoder -- Van Gogh and "Père Millet" / Nienke Bakker -- Millet worldwide : the artist's global impact before 1900 / Simon Kelly -- Exalted and monumental : appreciation of Millet around 1900 / Maite van Dijk.
Dijk, Maite van, 1982- author, editor.
Bakker, Nienke, 1972- author.
Yoder, Abigail, author.
Millet, Jean-François, 1814-1875, artist.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, issuing body, host institution.
St. Louis Art Museum, issuing body, host institution.
0300248660 (Trade edition : hardback) :
9780300248661 (Trade edition : hardback) :
089178005X (Museum edition : softcover)
9780891780052 (Museum edition : softcover)
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