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Gustave Courbet, The Artists
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Gustave Courbet was a French artist born on June 10, 1819. Courbet contributed to the Realist movement and died on December 31, 1877.

Self Portrait with Black Dog, Gustave Courbet

Self Portrait with Black Dog 1842

The Man Made Mad with Fear, Gustave Courbet

The Man Made Mad with Fear 1843

Portrait of Juliette Courbet, Gustave Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet 1844

Self Portrait with Black Dog, Gustave Courbet

Self Portrait with Black Dog 1842 – 1844

The Desperate Man, Gustave Courbet

The Desperate Man 1844 – 1845

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt), Gustave Courbet

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt) 1845 – 1846

Self Portrait with Pipe, Gustave Courbet

Self Portrait with Pipe 1848 – 1849

The Stone Breakers, Gustave Courbet

The Stone Breakers 1849

The Burial at Ornans, Gustave Courbet

The Burial at Ornans 1849 – 1850

The Wrestlers, Gustave Courbet

The Wrestlers 1853

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, Gustave Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet 1854

The Wounded Man, Gustave Courbet

The Wounded Man 1854

The Painter's Studio, Gustave Courbet

The Painter's Studio 1855

After the Hunt, Gustave Courbet

After the Hunt 1859

Man with a Pipe, Gustave Courbet

Man with a Pipe 1860

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things

Realist Manifesto — An Open Letter 1861

The Clairvoyant, Gustave Courbet

The Clairvoyant 1865

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl, Gustave Courbet

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl 1865 – 1866

The Wave, Gustave Courbet

The Wave 1869 – 1867

I quite like the subject of violent exercise. It makes the most surprising painting you can imagine.

Letters by Gustave Courbet 1870

The Trout, Gustave Courbet

The Trout 1871

Beach in Normandy, Gustave Courbet

Beach in Normandy 1875

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