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Farming

Jean-Francois Millet's

The Sower

1850
Oil on Canvas
40 x 32.5"
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, Massachusetts

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This is important because it is the first time a painter spent the time and effort to paint a man working in a dirty field. Usually only the rich could afford to have their portraits done. This artist wanted to show the dignity of peasant life.


Q. What is the farmer sowing?

A. a dress
B. seeds
C. flowers
D. a lawn

 

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