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Editor's Space: Gustave Courbet // L'Origine du Monde

L’Origine du Monde, or The Origin of the World, by Gustave Courbet is probably even more famous after a teacher in France took Facebook to court after they suspended his account after he posted this painting. 59 more words

Editor's Space

No 359 Gustave Courbet

“I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.” Gustave Courbet,  a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting, was born on June 10, 1819.


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Gustave Courbet 1819-1877 Sef Portrait 1844-45


Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things. – Gustave Courbet http://ift.tt/1OQPMcD

Gustave Courbet

Elective Affinities, hors-série: Noti Klagka

Desperation, some three hundred years apart, and for apparently very different reasons (comparison established by Noti Klagka). 44 more words

Elective Affinities


Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers

  • Oil on canvas, 1.6 X 2.59 m. Formerly Gemäldegerie, Dresden; destroyed in World War II.
  • Realism
  • The characters themselves, what they are doing, the clothes that they are wearing, the size of the painting, and the organization of the landscape all make…
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Art History


It seems I am always seeing things through the lens of art history. I thought I’d share something I came across today, an image, an image that reminded me of an old painting, and for some reason that deepened something. 64 more words