Millet’s path to Modernism on view in Seoul Updated: 2015-01-29 16:30:38 KST

Life in the peaceful countryside, women doing laundry by the stream, men harvesting the fields.
These are the landscapes of Fontainebleau, the French countryside, that inspired many artists who were part of a movement toward Realism in art.
Artists such as the legendary Theodore Rousseau (roo sew) and of course Claude Monet, they all found inspiration from the rustic countryside.
Even Vincent Van Gogh had admiration for not just the lands of Fontainbleau, but also the artist who was at the center of it all, Jean-Francois Millet.

“Millet is a French painter from Normandy who lived from 1814 to 1875. He is known for leading the Barbizon school, which was at the forefront of the Realism art movement at a time when artists began focusing on beautiful landscapes, peasants and farmers, instead of dramatic religious scenes and wealthy people. You could even say he

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