Exhibition

Peasants in Pastel: Jean-François Millet and the Pastel Revival

29 Oct 2019 – 10 May 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Thursday
10:00 – 17:30
Friday
10:00 – 17:30
Saturday
10:00 – 21:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:30

Cost of entry

FREE

The Getty Center

Los Angeles
California, United States

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Long associated with aristocratic portraiture, pastel had fallen out of fashion by the mid-nineteenth century, when Jean-François Millet turned the powdery medium to a quite different purpose: scenes of contemporary peasant life. This installation presents a selection of pastels by Millet and his followers, addressing the relationship between rural labor and urban collecting and encouraging visitors to consider how an artist’s chosen medium affects our understanding of his or her subject matter.

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Exhibiting artists

Jean-François Millet

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