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Gustave Courbet1819 — 1877

Status quo — what's that?

Status quo — what's that?

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Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

1842
The Man Made Mad with Fear

The Man Made Mad with Fear

1843
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

1842-1844
Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet

1844
The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man

1844-1845
Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

1845-1846
The Stone Breakers

The Stone Breakers

1849
Self Portrait with Pipe

Self Portrait with Pipe

1848-1849
The Burial at Ornans

The Burial at Ornans

1849-1850
The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers

1853
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

1854
The Wounded Man

The Wounded Man

1854
The Painter's Studio

The Painter's Studio

1855
After the Hunt

After the Hunt

1859
Man with a Pipe

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

The Clairvoyant

1865
Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

1865-1866
The Wave

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

The Trout

1871
Beach in Normandy

Beach in Normandy

1875
1801
A peasant I was born, and a peasant I will die
Jean-François Millet
A military painter sponsored by the state—smells like propaganda
Ivan Aivazovsky
Gustave Courbet
Photographer, caricaturist, novelist — and balloonist?
Félix Nadar
Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise
Rosa Bonheur
1900

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