Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art

Jean-François Millet — Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art, Van Gogh Museum

‘To me, […] Millet is that essential modern painter who opened the horizon to many.’ — Vincent van Gogh, 1884

The French artist Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) is widely considered as one of the most important Barbizon School painters, yet his enormous influence on the many generations of artists that followed him is often neglected. The exhibition Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art illustrates just how progressive the work of Millet was in his own time and how important he became to modern artists after him, such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Winslow Homer and Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to explicitly focus on the international impact of the modernity of Millet’s work.

Visual identity (2D)  |  Print communications  |  Coloring plan  |  Signage
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2019

Typeface: Flama Ultracondensed and Gotham
Exhibition design by Paul Toornend
Color gradient on walls by Sikkens
Photos © Van Gogh Museum, Luuk Kramer