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The Potato Harvest, 1855. The painting by Jean-Francois Millet

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The Potato Harvest, 1855

The Potato Harvest is an incredible 54 x 65 cm (21 x 25 in) oil on canvas by Jean-François Millet. The original artwork was painted in 1855. The Potato Harvest belongs to the Walters Art Museum Collection. Millet was raised in the province of Normandy, surrounded by vast fields where hard labor happened every day. Influenced by his upbringing, Millet was a prominent Realist painter, and his themes were all focused on the peasantry, which would often shock the Salon audiences. The Potato Harvest is an excellent example of Millet’s artistic output, creating fascinating and dignified images of the rural working people.

The Potato Harvest was painted in a rectangle, almost square-shaped canvas. Millet did the work with an earthy palette: dominated by tones of brown and yellow. The Potato Harvest presents the viewer with a group of six working people. At the painting’s bottom section, there is brown soil, along with rocks and pieces of vegetation. In the foreground, a woman is helping a man to fill a big sack of potatoes. The woman has her back to the audience. She has a white cloth around her head and wears an orange dress and a light yellow jacket. The man wears a brown hat, with his head down, looking at the sacks while he pours the potatoes on the bag the woman is holding.

There are four already loaded sacks to the side of the two figures on the picture’s right extremity. Millet painted their volumes and folds flawlessly, showing how full they are and giving them a true sense of weight. Further from the audience is another group of working people. The man with the blue shirt, close to the composition’s middle, partially covers someone of the other group. Millet often placed the bodies in his paintings in this way, facilitating the fluidity of the visual reading of the works, which naturally blend into each other and create visual harmony

The group of four people is painted with varied tones of brown. They are covered by shadows, which contrasts the woman in the orange dress, who is being illuminated by the sun. The scene is set on a vast green field, and far away on the horizon line, there is another group of working people, which are only indicated by blotches. Heavy grey clouds cover the right side of the sky, and the left has the intense sun shining through it.

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