Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Banksy vs. Jean-François Millet


The Gleaners (Des glaneuses) is an oil painting by Jean-François Millet completed in 1857. It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray grains of wheat after the harvest. The painting is famous for featuring in a sympathetic way what were then the lowest ranks of rural society; this was received poorly by the French upper classes. The Gleaners was also the inspiration for the name of the Gleaner Manufacturing Company.

Here's a similar concept. (The exhibit's from a few years ago, but new to me.) Via.

*Previously: Banksy Lego Cubedude.