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"Captivating the Essence of Peasantry Through Art: A Glimpse into History" Peasant life, an enduring subject in art throughout centuries

Background imagePeasant Collection: Breugel, Pieter, The Elder. Hunters in the Snow

Breugel, Pieter, The Elder. Hunters in the Snow
Breugel, Pieter, The Elder, called Peasant Bruegel (1525-1569). Hunters in the Snow. Work belonging to a series

Background imagePeasant Collection: Paying a Visit, 1915, (1939). Creator: Abram Arkhipov

Paying a Visit, 1915, (1939). Creator: Abram Arkhipov
Paying a Visit, 1915, (1939). A group of village women in brightly-coloured clothes and scarves, chatting in a sunlit room

Background imagePeasant Collection: Boy Asleep in the Hay, 1891-97 (oil on canvas)

Boy Asleep in the Hay, 1891-97 (oil on canvas)
5055817 Boy Asleep in the Hay, 1891-97 (oil on canvas) by Anker, Albert (1831-1910); 54.8 x 70.7 cm; Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland; Swiss, out of copyright

Background imagePeasant Collection: The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). Artist: Jean Francois Millet

The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). Artist: Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imagePeasant Collection: The Angelus, 1857-1859. Artist: Jean Francois Millet

The Angelus, 1857-1859. Artist: Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus, 1857-1859. A man and woman working in a potato field pause for prayer when they hear the bell rung in the church in the right background

Background imagePeasant Collection: The Peasants Wedding

The Peasants Wedding, 1568. Bruegel, Pieter, The Elder (1525-1569). Oil on oakwood, 114 x 164 cm

Background imagePeasant Collection: ST. BERNADETTE OF LOURDES (1844-1879). Nee Marie-Bernarde Soubirous

ST. BERNADETTE OF LOURDES (1844-1879). Nee Marie-Bernarde Soubirous. French peasant girl who had visions of the Virgin Mary

Background imagePeasant Collection: Sir William Wallace

Sir William Wallace
SIR WILLIAM WALLACE He is warned by a peasant woman of the English treachery awaiting him in Ayr

Background imagePeasant Collection: Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow

Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow
Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Rural scene in the west of Ireland: a woman on a horse stops to chat to a man leaning on a low wall

Background imagePeasant Collection: Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)

Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)
Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Found in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imagePeasant Collection: History of England. Peasants revolt led by Wat Tyler in 138

History of England. Peasants revolt led by Wat Tyler in 1381. Meeting between Wat Tyler and the revolutionary priest John Ball. Detail. Miniature of the 15th century by Froissart

Background imagePeasant Collection: The Flemish Proverbs (oil on canvas)

The Flemish Proverbs (oil on canvas)
BAL67235 The Flemish Proverbs (oil on canvas) by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); 119.6x164 cm; Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London

Background imagePeasant Collection: Breugel, Pieter, The Elder. The Tower of Babel

Breugel, Pieter, The Elder. The Tower of Babel
Breugel, Pieter, The Elder, called Peasant Bruegel (1525-1569). The Tower of Babel. 1563. Detail. Flemish art. Oil on wood

Background imagePeasant Collection: August - the Chateau d Etampes, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg

August - the Chateau d Etampes, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg
August - the Chateau d Etampes, 15th century, (1939). Aout - Le Chateau D Etampes. Nobles ride out on a falconry expedition: the man on the right is a beater with long stick to flush out the game

Background imagePeasant Collection: Saint Rita Praying

Saint Rita Praying
SAINT RITA OF CASCIA Italian peasant woman who survived a brutal husband to become a nun and saint - depicted at prayer Date: 1377 - 1447

Background imagePeasant Collection: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, c. 1555 (oil on canvas)

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, c. 1555 (oil on canvas)
XIR3675 Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, c.1555 (oil on canvas) by Bruegel, Pieter the Elder (c.1525-69); 73.5x112 cm; Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

Background imagePeasant Collection: Landscape by Thomas Gainsborough

Landscape by Thomas Gainsborough
An extensive wooded landscape with peasants on a path, a horse at a ford, a cottage beyond, by Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727-1788)

Background imagePeasant Collection: CHINA: POSTER, 1975. Don t Depend on the Gods. Chinese poster encouraging self-sufficiency of

CHINA: POSTER, 1975. Don t Depend on the Gods. Chinese poster encouraging self-sufficiency of peasants

Background imagePeasant Collection: Women of Tudor England

Women of Tudor England
City women and a country-woman in Elizabethan England, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePeasant Collection: Senora De Guadalupe

Senora De Guadalupe
NUESTRA SENORA DE GUADALUPE, Mexico, miraculously imprinted on garment of Juan Diego, a peasant, in 1531

Background imagePeasant Collection: Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b / w photo)

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b / w photo)
7200710 Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, sculpture by Vera Mukhina, Moscow (b/w photo) by Russian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Worker and Kolkhoz Woman)

Background imagePeasant Collection: Feudal lord instructing peasant workers

Feudal lord instructing peasant workers
Peasants receiving their lords orders before going to work, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a manuscript miniature illustration

Background imagePeasant Collection: Women from Lublin, Poland

Women from Lublin, Poland
Village peasant women from Lublin, Poland Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePeasant Collection: Scenes of peasant working life, Ireland

Scenes of peasant working life, Ireland
These illustrations show women and men engaged in activities such as carding wool, spinning, sowing, threshing, minnowing and scutching

Background imagePeasant Collection: Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers)

Tarot Card 6 - L'Amoureux (The Lover or Lovers). Date: 20th century

Background imagePeasant Collection: Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching)

Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching)
XJF412293 Beggar seated on a bank, 1630 (etching) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); Private Collection; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imagePeasant Collection: John Ball / Agitator

John Ball / Agitator
JOHN BALL English rebel; priest excommunicated for inflammatory sermons and leader of Peasant Revolt

Background imagePeasant Collection: Swedish Peasant Interior

Swedish Peasant Interior
Swedish peasant interior, with tapestries, ornamental crockery, decorated chests, a loom, a grandfather clock and a cat

Background imagePeasant Collection: Syrian peasant making bread, Holy Land

Syrian peasant making bread, Holy Land. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imagePeasant Collection: Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Peasant girl hanging clothes to

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). Peasant girl hanging clothes to
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). French painter. Impressionism. Peasant girl hanging clothes to dry (1881). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhgen. Denmark

Background imagePeasant Collection: Jean, Jeanne and Jeannette, exh. 1892 (oil on canvas)

Jean, Jeanne and Jeannette, exh. 1892 (oil on canvas)
MAN63000 Jean, Jeanne and Jeannette, exh.1892 (oil on canvas) by Forbes, Elizabeth Adela Stanhope (1859-1912); 55.6x45.4 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imagePeasant Collection: Veneration of Demeter (Ceres) (engraving)

Veneration of Demeter (Ceres) (engraving)
7186067 Veneration of Demeter (Ceres) (engraving) by Saenredam, Jan (1565-1607); Private Collection; (add.info.: Veneration of Demeter (Ceres)

Background imagePeasant Collection: Young peasant woman in a wood, Finland

Young peasant woman in a wood, Finland. Date: 1922

Background imagePeasant Collection: Bulgarian Collakia and planter of Balga near Salonika (engraving)

Bulgarian Collakia and planter of Balga near Salonika (engraving)
958006 Bulgarian Collakia and planter of Balga near Salonika (engraving) by Italian School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bulgarian Collakia and planter of Balga near Salonika)

Background imagePeasant Collection: Orthodox priest blessing the soil, Russia

Orthodox priest blessing the soil, Russia. A print from Customs of the World, Volume II Hutchinson and Co, Paternoster Row, London

Background imagePeasant Collection: Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). The Gleaners (1856). Orsay

Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). The Gleaners (1856). Orsay
Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). French painter, one of the founders of the Barbizon School. The Gleaners (1856). Orsay Museum. Paris. France

Background imagePeasant Collection: Saint Rita of Cascia

Saint Rita of Cascia
SAINT RITA OF CASCIA Italian peasant woman who survived a brutal husband to become a nun and saint Date: 1377 - 1447

Background imagePeasant Collection: Basque woman riding a donkey

Basque woman riding a donkey
Basque peasant woman (from the far south of France) riding sidesaddle on a donkey. She carries an absolutely superb wicker basket. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePeasant Collection: DORÉ: LONDON, 1872. Houndsditch. Wood engraving after Gustave Dor

DORÉ: LONDON, 1872. Houndsditch. Wood engraving after Gustave Dor

Background imagePeasant Collection: Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625). Flemish painter. Peasant

Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625). Flemish painter. Peasant dance to the Dukes (Archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia and Albert). 1623. Oil on canvas. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imagePeasant Collection: Illustration of peasants arriving at a medieval castle to buy and sell in the courtyard market

Illustration of peasants arriving at a medieval castle to buy and sell in the courtyard market

Background imagePeasant Collection: Russian women and a Finn

Russian women and a Finn
Russian women from the Ryazan region (left) and St Petersburg (right), and a Finnish woman (seated). Antique hand-colored print

Background imagePeasant Collection: Peasant paying rent in the late Middle Ages

Peasant paying rent in the late Middle Ages
Tenant paying rent, from a book of surveying printed in England, 1523. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imagePeasant Collection: Eleonore Zugun - 5

Eleonore Zugun - 5
Romanian peasant girl who manifested strange stigmata, at the onset of her stigmatic trance

Background imagePeasant Collection: Gleaners at Chambaudoin, 1857 (oil on canvas)

Gleaners at Chambaudoin, 1857 (oil on canvas)
XIR231251 Gleaners at Chambaudoin, 1857 (oil on canvas) by Hedouin, Pierre Edmond Alexandre (1820-89); Musee Municipal, Villefranche-sur-Saone

Background imagePeasant Collection: Joan the Maid - Kay Nielsen. The Most Noble Warrior Saint in the Christian Calendar

Joan the Maid - Kay Nielsen. The Most Noble Warrior Saint in the Christian Calendar. Date: 1924

Background imagePeasant Collection: The Sower, October 1888, (1947). Creator: Vincent van Gogh

The Sower, October 1888, (1947). Creator: Vincent van Gogh
The Sower, October 1888, (1947). Man broadcasting seed in a field against a sun low on the horizon. Painting in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam



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"Captivating the Essence of Peasantry Through Art: A Glimpse into History" Peasant life, an enduring subject in art throughout centuries, offers a captivating glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of ordinary people. Artists like Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Jean Francois Millet have masterfully depicted this theme, showcasing both the beauty and hardships that define peasant existence. In Bruegel's iconic masterpiece "Hunters in the Snow, " we are transported to a winter landscape where peasants engage in their daily activities amidst a harsh climate. The painting captures their resilience as they navigate through snow-covered fields, reminding us of their indomitable spirit. Millet's renowned work "The Angelus" portrays two peasants pausing for prayer amidst their laborious tasks. This poignant scene reflects not only religious devotion but also emphasizes the importance of faith within peasant communities. Abram Arkhipov's "Paying a Visit" transports us to rural Russia during World War I, depicting a humble peasant woman offering solace to wounded soldiers. This touching portrayal highlights the compassion and selflessness often found among those living off the land. History remembers brave individuals who fought against oppression, such as Sir William Wallace or Wat Tyler leading England's Peasants Revolt. Their courage serves as inspiration for generations to come, reminding us that even those considered lowly can rise up against injustice. Jean Francois Millet returns with his powerful piece "St. Bernadette of Lourdes, " immortalizing this young peasant girl who witnessed divine apparitions. Her story symbolizes hope and miracles emerging from unexpected places – proof that greatness can be found within seemingly ordinary lives. "The Peasants Wedding" by an unknown artist showcases joyous festivities celebrating love and unity within rural communities worldwide. It reminds us that despite societal divisions, love remains universal among all classes. El Lissitzky's striking poster "Beat the Whites with the red wedge" depicts peasants as agents of change during the Russian Revolution.