Naive Impressions from Nature: Millet's Readings, from Montaigne to Charlotte Brontë

Herbert, Robert L.
September 2007
Art Bulletin;Sep2007, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p540
Academic Journal
The article focuses on painter Jean-Francois Millet, and the literary passages that inspired him. The author reports that Millet, a 19th century artist, copied whole paragraphs from several writers, including Michel de Montaigne, Bernard Palissy, and Charlotte Bronte. Millet's abstracts, some from known authors, authors not, stretched from the 16th century on. Article topics include the author's opinions on why artistic collaboration is important, as well as Millet's thoughts on art.


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