The shooting stars

The shooting stars

Fig. 14.23 . Two couples portray meteor showers or falling stars in this picture painted by Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) in 1847. They soar through the skies, perhaps illustrating the transcendental nature of erotic love. (Courtesy of the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University