Gustave Courbet

French Realism Painter

Courbet, along with Daumier and Millet, founded the Realism movement in which real life (seen firsthand, by the artist) was the only valid subject matter. Though he came from a prosperous farming family, Courbet felt a peasant-like manner was more in keeping with his Republican political views and became a rather rough-looking firebrand. After his "Realism" show in 1855, he gained more financial backing, but continued to preach equality. He, in fact, did some prison time for his politics.

Important Works:
The Stone Breakers, 1834
Burial at Ornans, 1849
The Meeting (Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet), 1854
The Painter's Studio: A Real Allegory Concerning Seven Years of My Artistic Life, 1854-55

Birth: June 10, 1819, Ornans, Franche-Comte, France
Death: December 31, 1877, La Tour-de-Peilz (near Vevey), Switzerland

Gustave Courbet and his paintings in Wikipedia
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A Bay with Cliffs

A Bay with Cliffs


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A Dog from Ornans

A Dog from Ornans


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A Family of Deer in a Landscape with a Waterfall

A Family of Deer in a Landscape with a Waterfall


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A Thicket of Deer at the Stream of Plaisir-Fountaine

A Thicket of Deer at the Stream of Plaisir-Fountaine


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A Waterfall in the Jura

A Waterfall in the Jura


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After Dinner at Ornans

After Dinner at Ornans


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After the Storm

After the Storm


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Bald Rock in the Valley of Ornans

Bald Rock in the Valley of Ornans


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Basket of Flowers

Basket of Flowers


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Battle of the Stags

Battle of the Stags


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Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers


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Burial at Ornans

Burial at Ornans


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Chateau du Chillon

Chateau du Chillon


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Cliffs by the Sea in the Snow

Cliffs by the Sea in the Snow


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Cliffs near Ornans

Cliffs near Ornans


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Crumbling Rocks

Crumbling Rocks


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Deer in a Snowy Landscape

Deer in a Snowy Landscape


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Deer in the Snow

Deer in the Snow


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