The “Moody Painting” is a painting of a man sowing seeds, with crows to his left and some oxen plowing a field to his right.
The “Moody Painting” is always genuine.
It is actually not the first work in the museum by Millet! Once you hand over your Bells to Redd, Blathers will take the Moody Painting and hang it up to his other work, the Common Painting. Once placed in the museum, the description provided on the plaque will read:
The Sower, Jean-François Millet, circa 1850
Oil on canvasMillet painted this piece of a farmer sowing wheat seeds in a field after moving to the countryside from Paris. If the piece reminds you of Van Gogh, that’s likely because Van Gogh himself was inspired by it!
As usual, the game rarely does a painting justice.
Jean-François Millet, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
As noted in the paintings description from the museum – there is a very similar painting by Vincent Van Gogh, as he was inspired by this one. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!
Sower After Millet, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh, VincentVanGogh.org
Looking for more information on the art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Check out the master list of all the art available!