Tags » Courbet

Impressionism Revenge of the Nice

Documentary from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Matthew Collings has a wonderfully simple and funny way of making you understand the when, where, why and how of important is art so this programme will get your head around impressionism in a couple of hours. 92 more words


Feminist Monday: L'Origine du monde (1866), Gustave Courbet

Origin of the World, oil on canvas, 46 cm × 55 cm (18 in × 22 in), 1886, Gustave Courbet – Photography, Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons… 475 more words


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