Formal and Political Elements of Millet's "Man With A Hoe"
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This paper describes the political and visual elements of Jean-Francois Millet's 1860-62 painting "Man With a Hoe". The paper explains that this painting was typical of French Realist work of the mid-nineteenth century that concentrated on the "working man" in an honest and straightforward way. The paper describes how in "Man with a Hoe", Millet celebrates the farm worker as the figure looms large above the landscape he tried to make fertile.
From the Paper:"Jean-Francois Millet remains one of the most well-known nineteenth century French painters involved in the Realism movement. Realism became popular amongst artists in the middle of the nineteenth century and has both political and aesthetic importance within its historical context. Realist artworks concentrated on the working and peasant classes in France at a time of great urban upheaval. The Realist movement paralleled the industrial revolution, which promoted an influx of workers from rural agricultural centers into cities to work in factories and with newly-developed scientific technology, such as railroads."
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