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Jean Francois Millet
Estelle May Hurll (1863-1924) was the author of The Madonna in Art (1898), Raphael (1899), Jean Francois Millet (1900), Michelangelo (1900), Correggio (1901), Child-Life in Art (1901), The Bible Beautiful (1908), Sir Joshua Reynolds, Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century. "In making a selection of Millet's pictures, devoted as they are to the si ...more
Paperback, Illustrated Edition, 84 pages
Published January 4th 2008 by Dodo Press
(first published 1900)
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The featured work on this page is The Angelus. To understand the painting we need to know something about the origin of the title. The Angelus was a Catholic devotion time. When the church bell rang, people stopped their work and said a prayer. This happened three times a day; morning, noon, and evening. In the painting we see the man and his wife stopping for devotion after hearing the bell from the church in the distance.