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The Meeting

Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet, 1854.  Self portrait by Gustave Courbet (right).  The Realist style here is a bit stiff for my taste but this is a fine image for 19th century clothing.  Nice walking staff too.



French. Ahead of the guard, ahead of society.

Described as art which introduces a new form or new subject matter. Therefore, every new form of modern art can be described as an… 203 more words


Realism - Gustave Courbet, The Stonebreakers, 1849

Unlike Millet, who was known for depicting more idealised, hale and hearty rural workers, in The Stone Breakers, Gustave Courbet depicted road menders who wear ripped and tattered clothing. 560 more words

Art Appreciation

Realism 1845 - 1880

Young Girl Reading by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot is, I think, a beautiful example of a Realist painting from the 1800s.

Until the end of the 19th century the term… 453 more words

Art Appreciation

Mark Clare in conversation with Logan Sisley

I wanted to start with Gustave Courbet. Thinking about the two works on show in The Hugh Lane, La Fontaine du Réalisme and Le Fantôme du Réalisme… 1,968 more words


Ask Morgana 102: Gustave Courbet

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Anything Goes.
(Cole Porter)

Before I begin today’s subject, may I just say that I was delighted to hear from… 869 more words


The Vagina Legal-Logs (NSFW if the Vagina Isn't Art): Why A French Court Interjecting In Vagina Posting Is Bad News?

Someone posted a picture of a vagina on Facebook. Facebook responds predictably and shuts the user down. (Question: when does Facebook not shut down users who post about… 922 more words

Chauvinism Alive Today