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Subjects : Genre scenes
Keywords : 19th century, Realism, bag, fatigue, kneeling, peasant woman, wheat, woman, worker, young man
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Les Cribleuses de blé

The Wheat Sifters is a painting by Gustave Courbet, painted between 1854 and 1855 and exhibited at the Musée d'Arts de Nantes. It is a medium-sized landscape oil on canvas depicting three figures in a rural setting. In the centre, from the back, we see a young woman wearing a red dress, kneeling, sifting grains of wheat with a "van"; the grains accumulate on a beige sheet that practically covers the entire floor; to the left, another young girl, seated cross-legged, wearing a white headdress, looking a little sleepy, is sorting grains of wheat into a large dish by hand. Finally, on the right, a young boy is seated, examining the inside of the tarare. Surrounding these figures are three large sacks, a small chair with a ginger cat asleep on it, and utensils (earthenware jar with spoon, copper cauldron, wicker basket, plate, wooden bowl, etc.). " On the far right is a closed door with a picture on it, the design of which is indistinct. The daylight comes from a window that we cannot see, but whose shadow can be seen on the wall. As the focal point of the composition, the kneeling woman in the centre imposes herself on the viewer through her almost disproportionate size, but also through the energy and tension she develops and transmits to the whole representation. With the powerful elliptical movement she imparts to the sieve, and the sensuality of her position, her face hidden, almost anonymous, she fills the whole canvas with her presence, while the other two appear as [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the realism style.


« Les Cribleuses de blé » is kept at Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France.


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