The Gleaners (Des glaneuses) is an oil painting by Jean-Fran莽ois Millet completed in 1857. It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray grains of wheat after the harvest. The painting is famous for featuring in a sympathetic way. What were then the lowest ranks of rural society? This was received poorly by the French upper classes.p>Art is a great status symbol in modern society. Because of that, it can be quite intimidating to the casual viewer. Art can be a great source of pleasure in our lives as well, and even a passing acquaintance with art can enrich our understanding of the world around us.