|2069 Millet at Barbizon: 1. The field and the village of Chailly-en-Bière|
which served as decor for "The Gleaners" and "The Angelus";
2. "The Angelus"; 3. Millet; 4. "The Gleaners"; 5. The dining
room of Millet; 6. Millet's home.
The Barbizon school was part of an art movement towards Realism in painting, which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time, on the middle of the 19th century, roughly from 1830 through 1870. It takes its name from the village of Barbizon, near the Forest of Fontainebleau, where many of the artists gathered. Some of the most prominent features of this school are its tonal qualities, color, loose brushwork, and softness of form.
About the stamps
The stamps are a joint mission France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Uruguay, Football World Championship, issued on April 30, 2002.
Barbizon school - Wikipedia
Jean-François Millet - Wikipedia
Sender: L. Fiffafoux
Sent from Barbizon (Île-de-France / France), on 03.10.2015