The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by Jean-Franois Millet

The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by Jean-Franois Millet

by David Middleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807130818

ISBN-13: 9780807130810

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

David Middleton celebrates the artist Jean-François Millet's sympathetic realism depicting the harsh life of French peasants in the nineteenth century and honoring their essential human dignity. Middleton follows Millet, picture by picture, in taking a lowly pastoral theme and elevating it to epic and tragedy. He seeks to describe Gruchy — the small

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David Middleton celebrates the artist Jean-François Millet's sympathetic realism depicting the harsh life of French peasants in the nineteenth century and honoring their essential human dignity. Middleton follows Millet, picture by picture, in taking a lowly pastoral theme and elevating it to epic and tragedy. He seeks to describe Gruchy — the small Norman village near Cherbourg where Millet grew up — and explore that rural world in relation to the American South and his own career as a Louisiana poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807130810
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Madame J.-F. Millet (Catherine Lemaire)1
Woman Pasturing Her Cow5
Knitting Lesson I6
Shearing Sheep7
Washerwomen8
Potato Planters9
The Gleaners10
Bust of a Female Nude11
In the Garden12
Newborn Lamb13
Little Goose Girl14
Goose Girl Bathing15
Madame J.-F. Millet (Pauline-Virginie Ono)16
The Lovers17
Woman Sewing Beside Her Sleeping Child18
Faggot Gatherers on the Edge of Fontainebleau Forest19
Entrance to the Forest at Barbizon in Winter20
Farmyard by Moonlight21
Landscape with Shepherdess and Sheep, Winter22
Path Through the Wheat23
The Sower24
Two Men Turning Over the Soil25
Buckwheat Harvest26
Harvesters Resting27
Gleaner Returning Home with Her Grain28
Return of the Flock29
Killing the Hog30
Bird Trapper31
The Winnower32
Peasant and Donkey Returning Home at Dusk33
Man with a Hoe34
Winter Evening35
Watering Horses: Sunset36
Farmyard in Winter37
Twilight38
Woodcutter Making a Faggot39
Cooper Tightening Staves on a Barrel40
Training Grape Vines41
Woman Baking Bread42
Young Woman Churning Butter43
Morning Toilette44
The Departure45
Peasant Children at a Goose Pond46
Motherly Precaution47
Shepherdesses Watching a Flight of Wild Geese48
Flight of Crows49
Shepherd Minding His Sheep50
Watering Cows51
End of the Hamlet of Gruchy (II)52
Millet's Birthplace in Gruchy53
House with a Well at Gruchy54
Cliffs at Gruchy55
Coming Strom56
Priory at Vauville, Normandy57
Le Puy du Dome58
Sheepfold by Moonlight59
Young Shepherdess/Captivity of the Jews in Babylon60
Hunting Birds by Torchlight62
Self-Portrait63
The Angelus67

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