Shepherd with the herd
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Dimensions: 81 x 101
The scene - a girl with a dog guarding a flock of sheep - is enveloped by supernatural light. Millet liked to work with light to convey mood and atmosphere, and here the light symbolically protects the girl and her flock. The composition is horizontal with a pronounced vertical element and great depth. Unlike other realists, Millet focused on the life of the peasants and depicted it very vividly and plastically.
Millet painted picture Shepherd with the herd in 1863. Prevailing color of this fine art print is green and its shape is landscape. Original size is 81 x 101. This art piece is located in Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875).
At the outset of his career, he refused the stereotyped concept of painting and became a free portrait painter. He influenced Impressionists
through his selection of topics: he painted simple people, poor farmers and the humility of hardworking people.
He loved the countryside where he lived, devoted a lot of energy for rural people. Millet’s paintings are characterized by an interesting, gold and melancholy light that gives his landscapes a religious character. The Angelus
- church bells in the distance strike as two people say a prayer of thanks for the harvest (ironically, the Louvre auctioned this painting for an astronomical sum). Gleaners
. The monumentality of characters achieved through simplification of the environment (which was later used by Seurat
) is clamped from above by the horizon. The image probably expresses the oppression of peasants (especially women without voting rights) after 1848.