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The Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet

  Images taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=angelus+millet&title=Special%3ASearch&go=Go#/media/File:Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Millet_Angelus.jpg   The Angelus is probably Jean-Francois Millet’s most famous work and one of the greatest French paintings of the nineteenth century.   Although it was one of the most widely reproduced religious paintings of the 19th century, with prints hanging in thousands of households across...

The Sower by Jean-Francoise Millet

images taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Millet_-_The_Sower_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg   The Sower is one of Jean-Francois Millet’s most famous paintings, an early masterpiece and a part of an iconic trio that includes The Gleaners and The Angelus.   Millet at first studied painting of portraits at Cherbourg but soon he specialized in another type...

The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet

images taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Millet_(II)_-_The_Gleaners_-_WGA15691.jpg   If you have time for just one painting to see while visiting Paris, The Gleaners (1857) by Jean-Francois Millet that resides in the Musee d’Orsay might be a good choice. And not because it is the prettiest or the happiest or the...