Nicola Godman: Rustique

‘Rustique’ is an artist book sprung out of a residency at Hôtel Chevillon, a former Scandinavian artist colony in Grez-sur-Loing, France. Barbizon, the village where the painter Jean-François Millet (1814–1875) lived and died, is located 20 km away from there. The book interweaves the life and work of Millet with Godman’s photographs, drawings and personal anecdotes. ‘Rustique’ wishes to put forward the artistic gaze towards rural life by artists who themselves are born peasants.