Monday, March 18, 2013

The Shooting Star by Jean-Francois Millet

This is the Shooting Star by Jean-Francois Millet. It is an oil on board painting that is 18.7 cm in height and 34.5 cm in width. I am accustom to paintings being made on canvas more often than anything else, so to see that this painting was made on a board instead was interesting. Also, I love how the people in the painting represent the shooting stars that the title is referring to. It was an unexpected twist in the painting. They look like they are peacefully falling through the night sky that is the midnight blue background. I also enjoy the gradual decrease in detail as your eye travels down the length of the peoples' bodies. This added to the illusion of them falling through the sky. Overall, I believe this a beautiful painting.

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