The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj
The Gleaners by Ercigoj

The Gleaners by Ercigoj

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Ercigoj Art
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Motif: after Jean-François Millet
Type: Embroidered painting
Technique: Mixed embroidery
Year: 2017
Edition: Unlimited

Size: Small
Dimension: 30 x 20 cm | 11.8 x 7.9 in
Number of stitches: over 190,000
Thread length: over 2 km | over 1.2 mi
Thread colours: 35
Development: over 100 person hours

The Gleaners is based on one of Jean-François Millet’s best works. As an epic hymn to labor and representation of class strife on a large-scale, the painting was uniquely modern in the 1850s. A warm golden light suggests something sacred and eternal in this daily scene where the struggle for survival takes place. The painting is the evidence of Millet being contemporary social critic. His brutal depiction of three hunched female paupers and rich harvest in the sunlit distance beyond demonstrates his attention to the plight of the poorest members of the society. The theme is an eternal one and can be linked to stories from the Old Testament but was received as an affront by the French upper classes.
Subtle gradations and extraordinary attention to details are best experienced under deep zoom magnification.

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