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Homage to Manet

A Studio at Batignolles (also called Homage to Manet), 1870

Les Batignolles was the district where Édouard Manet and many of the future Impressionists lived. 276 more words


The Sleeper in the Valley

L’Homme Blessé, (The Wounded Man), a self-portrait by Gustave Courbet, 1844-1854


C’est un trou de verdure, où chante une rivière… 295 more words


The body real: paintings by Ellen Altfest, and a Book Review

“Ellen Altfest. Painting Close-Up”
Anthony Spira and others
MK Gallery, 2015
Softback, 13 x 20 cm (5.1 x 7.9 in), 136 pp., £20.00 from the MK Gallery… 1,447 more words


Beyond the French Impressionists: 18 USA, Whistler

Of all the painters covered in this series so far, Whistler is probably the best known today, although I must admit that he is not a particular favourite of mine. 1,222 more words


The Calm Sea by Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet was preeminent among the realist painters of nineteenth century France.  Although he rejected the romanticism of the previous epoch of painting, there was often a certain robust drama to his paintings—which frequently portrayed dark hunting scenes, stormy waves, and tempestuous mistresses.  160 more words


The Origin of the World

Happy birthday Gustave Courbet, born on this day June 10, 1819.

“The Origin of the World” is a close-up view of the genitals of a naked woman. 77 more words

From Sappho Onwards

Couple saphique allongé, Auguste Rodin, c. 1897

Rodin’s fascination for Sapphic couples, which he shared with Toulouse-Lautrec, Charles Baudelaire, Pierre Louÿs, Paul Verlaine and his predecessor Gustave Courbet, was evident in several of his drawings. 481 more words