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Gustave Courbet - The Desperate Man (1844 - 1845)

Ah, l’enfant terrible of art. The rebel, the radical, the nonconformist. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the French realist painter Gustave Courbet. It wasn’t just his art that brought him notoriety, but also his ostentatious je m’en fous (I don’t give a damn) attitude. 263 more words


1866: Waterspout

Gustave Courbet: The Waterspout (1866)

Muse or Odalisque, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Jo, the Beautiful Irish Girl,  Gustave Courbet (1866)

Muse or Odalisque, Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

The mirror shows the color of my hair,
But silent on my internal despair. 102 more words

Finding Beauty

The Woman in a Podoscaphe -- Gustave Courbet

The Woman in a Podoscaphe, 1865 by Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)


Courbet in Cincinnati

(Gustave Courbet)

It’s a small painting and not a famous one, but Gustave Courbet’s “Sunset, Vevey, Switzerland,” is something of a conquering hero at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 905 more words

Controversy in Allegory: Masson and Courbet

On the 28th of October 1987, the French Surrealist artist André Masson died at the respectable age of 91 in Paris. Important exponent of automatism in the visual arts, Masson worked in a manner equivalent to the literary ‘stream of consciousness’, allowing his hand free rein from conscious thought and premeditated composition. 815 more words