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The French artist Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) is widely considered as one of the most important Barbizon School painters, yet his enormous influence on the many generations of artists that followed him is often neglected.
The exhibition Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art illustrates just how progressive the work of Millet was in his own time and how important he became to modern artists after him, such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Winslow Homer and Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to explicitly focus on the international impact of the modernity of Millet’s work.
The exhibition is on view from 4 October 2019 to 12 January 2020.
- 2 October 2019: Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art opens Friday
- 25 September 2019: Jean-François Millet’s 'The Angelus' on display in the Netherlands for the first time
- 12 June 2019: Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art
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