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Courbet's painting

Courbet’s painting, L’Atelier, of 1855, presented groups of realistically painted persons surrounding the artist himself at work in his studio. The painting was subtitled une allegorie reelle and intended to show on one side the people of the practical life and on the other those concerned with feeling and thought, both equally arrested in a state of dream like suspension, while the painter alone, vigorously at work on a canvas, held the center as the only person actively dealing with reality. 101 more words

Exploration - Art History

Desperate... for attention!

#selfportraitweek continues with Gustave Courbet’s The Desperate Man. At this time of his career, Courbet had yet to develop his realistic painting style. He used his self-portraits to find his own artistic style. 81 more words

Courbet: 'The Desperate Man'


Courbet’s painting ‘The Desperate Man’ is a captivating self portrait, capturing pathos and desperation in his eyes. The viewer is left with questions such as: ‘what has caused this despair?’ or ‘why is he pulling at his hair in such a distressed manner?’ I feel the painting, especially a as self-portrait, gives the viewer an insight into the artist’s life and inner emotion. 112 more words


Gustave Courbet // A study

The art of painting should only be concerned with painting things that are tangible and visible to the artist, Courbet was quoted as saying. (Fernier,1969, p.28) … 1,823 more words

Goodbye Monsieur Courbet!

On this day in 1877, French painter Gustave Courbet passed away. Here is a quote from him:

I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: ‘He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.’

La Font - Courbet

La Font (1862)
Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)
Óleo sobre tela 120×74,3cmc
The Metropolitan Museum – Nova Iorque

Nascido em Ornans, Courbert imortalizou a sua terra com um conjunto de quadros que descreviam a vida rural da época, mas com uma carga explicitamente política, expostas no Saläo de 1850 e que contribuíram para colocar o artista como um estandar do movimento realista do decénio de 1850. 90 more words


Day 33: Drawing a Day

My sleeping child seems to be older than the one in the original drawing…hmmm. It was wonderful to see an actual pencil drawing though. 13 more words