OIL PAINTING: Two Girls Praying, 1882
Munier developed an exceptional talent for depicting the short-lived expressions and movements of his subjects. Munier also became interested in scenes of children in country situations while in Auvergne. From 1886 onward Munier would returned to this area, on a regular basis, producing numerous sketches of young peasants among farm animals. Many of these country scenes were the starting point for several drawings and paintings including:Two Girls Praying , Le Sauvatage [The Rescue], Playing with the Kitten, Pardon Mama, A Careful Stitch, and Young Girl with Lamb.