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Words (or not)

And so they are dragging,
those words,
like some heavy burden,
too heavy.
Words,
more words,
even more words. 
Too many words.
Should too little or… 44 more words

Poetry

The Wave by Gustave Courbet

Artist: Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1870

Style: Realism

Genre: Seascape

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Private Collection

Many early Modernists were influenced by Japanese prints and it is argued that Courbet is one of the first to be affected by this Eastern aesthetic.

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Art

Art is Long (Repeat)

This image was originally posted December 7, 2013.

“The will to work must dominate, for art is long and time is brief.”

Charles Baudelaire

  1. “Portrait d’Appolnie Sabatier,” by Vincent Vidal…
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Art

Dad's Day

One day isn’t enough to celebrate dads, or the fathers found in the DMA collection. Artists have shown their appreciation for their old man by capturing him in paint and pen and below are a few examples from the Museum’s collection.

Dallas Museum Of Art

Gustave Courbet's Muse

Joanna Hiffernan was an Irish artist’s model and a muse to a French painter Gustave Courbet.

Joanna Hiffernan met Gustave Courbet in 1860. and went on to have a six-year relationship with him. 455 more words

Art

Repository 144: Happy Bday Courbet | The Premier Artist as Rebel

“…in our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free even of governments. The people have my sympathies, I must address myself to them directly.”

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Perspective

Karen Rand Anderson reblogged this on cleaning up the studio and commented:

A happy 195th birthday to Gustave Courbet, "one of the best, most audacious artists in his time, and a major player in the 19th century art revolution in France that moved the focus of art from institution to individual." Reposting here, with thanks to Catherine Haley-Epstein for this great post. She notes: "Before Courbet, an artist was simply that – no fanfare, simply an artist/artisan. Remember it wasn’t until Impressionism that people started to marvel at the persona of the artists (i.e. Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin)…. Courbet paved the way for new perceptions of art and artists given his [insistence] on mixing personal politics with painting." Read on, and don't miss the last image in the post....!!

Repository 144: Happy Bday Courbet | The Premier Artist as Rebel

“…in our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free even of governments. The people have my sympathies, I must address myself to them directly.”

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Perspective