• "Dawning On"

    6 days ago - By Karin Jurick

    9 x 12"oil on panel
    The Song of the Lark by Jules Breton is near and dear to many who have seen it in person at the Art Institute of Chicago. It's also one of those paintings that speaks to nearly everyone, in some way.
    Breton was a French realist artist during the second half of the 1800's, known for painting classic scenes of what was familiar to him - the French countryside, the workers in the fields, rural life and some pretty cool religious festivals added in the mix. Breton found greater success in the mass production of prints of his paintings, along with other French artists of the...
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