A. Pintura: Art Detective

Grandpa's List
Van Gogh

Chapter Six: Millet

"Just look at the composition," I said. "Millet shows depth using perspective, but he's not in love with it the way those Renaissance guys were. Same with your painting."
Detail of mystery painting
Detail of the mystery painting
Detail of Millet's The Gleaners
Detail of Millet's The Gleaners

"Also," I said, " the people are arranged casually. They're busy working. They aren't posing for a formal portrait, like the Mona Lisa." I slapped a copy of da Vinci's masterpiece on the desk for comparison.

"I suppose," Miss Featherduster said. "What else?"

I gave her a patient smile. "Well, take a look at the...


da Vinci's Mona Lisa

Send comments to A. Pintura
Back to the beginning
Copyright 1997 Educational Web Adventures