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Aug. 19 Art Minute: Jules Breton, ‘The Shepherd’s Star’

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016

Barefoot and carrying a heavy sack of potatoes on her head, a young peasant woman returns from the fields in the early evening as Capella, the “shepherd’s star,” rises over her shoulder. Although the model was an actual agricultural worker from the artist’s native village in the Artois region of northern France, Jules Breton gives […]

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