Dose of Art #132: Jean-François Millet – L’Angelus (c. 1857-1859)

Millet herself gave the following reason why she made the painting:

“The idea for The Angelus came to me because I remembered that my grandmother, hearing the church bell ringing while we were working in the fields, always made us stop work to say the Angelus prayer for the poor departed”

To me, the lighting makes it special.