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Daily Question # 419 December 14, 2009

Posted by Chandrakant in Uncategorized.

Identify  the  painting  and  the  painter . What  Russian  legal  connection  does  the  painting  have ?

The  Gleaners by  Jean-Francois  Millet.

In  the  erstwhile  Soviet  Union , peasants  caught  gleaning (hand-collecting the  leftovers  of  grains  or  ‘spikelets’ ) in  the  collective  fields  after  the harvest  were  arrested  for  “damaging  the  state  grain  production”  and  this gave  rise  to  the Law  of  Spikelets.

Part  1  cracked  by  Rithwik , Gokul , Deepthi  Mani , Arun  Hiregange , Anubhav  Bhattacharjee , Hadi , Freestyler , Ajit  Prabhakar  and  Anil Raghavan . Only  Freestyler  got  Part  2  correct.



1. Rithwik - December 14, 2009

Jean Francois Millet’s famous 1857 painting, The Gleaners
which inspired the company Gleaner Manufacturing Company which made the first self-propelled combine harvesters.

2. Gokul - December 14, 2009

The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet

3. Deepthi Mani - December 15, 2009

the gleaners/Millet

4. Arun Hiregange - December 15, 2009

The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet.

5. anubhav bhattacharjee - December 15, 2009

The Gleaners by Jean Francois Millet

– the painting glorifies the poor working class and was seen to support the ideas of Marx when it was unveiled – but other than that not sure of the “Russian legal connect”

6. Hadi - December 15, 2009

The gleaners- Jean-François Millet

7. Freestyler - December 15, 2009

The Gleaners by Jean Francoise Millet.

Gleaning was criminalised in the Soviet Union.

8. AJITHP - December 15, 2009


9. anil raghavan - December 15, 2009

gleaners by millet

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