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Gleaners. The painting by Jean-Francois Millet

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Gleaners

The original artwork is at the Musée d’Orsay, one of the most famous French collections. The Gleaners was created in 1857 and is probably Millet’s most famous work. Millet always depicted peasants in a favorable light. Yet, the Parisian bourgeois audience couldn’t handle his depictions, often comparing them to the Reign of Terror, when political uprising entailed a series of executions. In general, Millet’s choice of themes scared the audience of Salons, which was rooted in Classism.

The Gleaners was painted on a large-sized rectangle-shaped canvas. During this period, those dimensions were still reserved for religious and mythological painting. However, its reception during the Salon is iconic of a pivotal moment in French history: while living in a Republic, the French Revolution was led by the upper bourgeoisie. To them, the depiction of the peasantry was an apparent gesture to Socialism, something that most of them feared. Even though the bourgeoisie led the government, and they had recently propelled revolutionary rhetoric and sentiments, they now feared being overtaken by the lower working classes, which made up most of the population.

The picture was painted in a highly skilled Realist manner. The volume of the bodies, lighting, and Millet’s smooth approach are all reminiscent of Academic techniques. What differs it significantly from other sorts of works is its theme. Three women are gleaning, as the title indicates. Gleaning was picking up crops after the harvest was done and was a sign of continuous work and scarcity. The women occupy the picture’s center. Two are leaning in the audience’s direction, while the other one has her back to the public’s point of view.

The ground was painted with earthy colors: brown, a colder green, and muted light yellows. The women wear similar vestments, but they are all of different colors. They have a cap on their heads and are wearing long dresses. They have bags to put their wheat in and seem to be absorbed in their activity. Far on the horizon, there is a crowd of people working, a wain, some houses, and a man riding a horse. The women have darker complexions, being sunburned by their constant working under the sun. The Gleaners is an incredible picture that captures Millet’s Realist oeuvre at its peak.

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