The Art of Hans Heysen

The Art of Hans Heysen : Special Number of Art in Australia (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Art of Hans Heysen: Special Number of Art in Australia Charles Jacque, Millet's precursor as a draughtsman of peasants, did not charge the peasant's lot with his own idiosyncrasy. More disinterested, less of a poet, he painted and etched every phase of farming life with a sureness of touch that betokens the exactitude of his observation. It is the daily life of the average French farm that he depicts: farm girls drawing water and feeding the pigs and the poultry; shepherds tending their sheep in fold and pasture; the sowing, the reaping, and the gathering into barns. Though Jacque's work has not the universally primitive character of Millet's, it is informed by a fine sanity. He loved what he painted for its own sake and for its particular truth - the truth not of the Psalms, but of the Virgilian Eclogues. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243261799
  • 9780243261796