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The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) by Gustave Courbet

Artist: Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1845

Style: Romanticism

Genre: Portrait

Location: Private Collection

Many of Courbet’s early paintings from the 1840’s are self-portraits, such as this one. 98 more words


Showing some skin and is there a point to social media?

You have to hand it to the d’Orsay Museum in Paris. They know how to titillate the senses and draw the crowds with promotional material that whets the appetite and borders skittishly on the pornographic. 352 more words


Masters of Realism

“Realism” is a tricky word, because it has different meanings. In painting, however, Realism mainly refers to a specific movement that started in France in the 1840s. 329 more words


One Deer (Haiga)


one deer   
glides in a watercolor fog –   
woodland spirit   


Thirty Days of Haiga: Fog

Original Art: Gustave Courbet:  Deer Taking Shelter in Winter, 1866. Wikipaintings.


The Blues

Sleepy, dreamily
of dream fazed,
of thoughts I fear,
fears I’m counting.

Silence sways
in a glass of wine,
trace of a gloomy sky
lurks through the window. 74 more words


The Abyss Gazes also into You

Avec ce masque riant que vous me connaissez, je cache à l’intérieur le chagrin, l’amertume, et une tristesse qui s’attache au cœur comme un vampire. — Gustave Courbet 6 more words