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The Resource Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet

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Gustave Courbet
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Gustave Courbet
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eng
Summary
  • Ornans, Courbet's birthplace, is near the beautiful valley of the Doubs River, and it was here as a boy, and later as a man, that he absorbed the love of landscape.He was by nature a revolutionary, a man born to oppose existing order and to assert his independence; he had that quality of bluster and brutality which makes the revolutionary count in art as well as in politics. In both directions his spirit of revolt manifested itself. He went to Paris to study art, yet he did not attach himself to the studio of any of the prominent masters. Already in his country home he had had a little instruction in painting, and preferred to study the masterpieces of the Louvre. At first his pictures were not sufficiently distinctive to arouse any opposition, and were admitted to the Salon. Then followed the Funeral at Ornans, which the critics violently assailed: "A masquerade funeral, six metres long, in which there is more to laugh at than to weep over." Indeed, the real offence of Courbet's pictures was that they represented live flesh and blood. They depicted men and women as they really are and realistically doing the business in which they are engaged. His figures were not men and women deprived of personality and idealised into a type, posed in positions that will decorate the canvas. He advocated painting things as they are, and proclaimed that la vérité vraie must be the aim of the artist. So at the Universal Exposition of 1855 he withdrew his pictures from the exhibition grounds and set them in a wooden booth, just outside the entrance. Over the booth he posted a sign with large lettering. It read, simply: "Courbet - Realist." Like every revolutionary, he was an extremist. He ignored the fact that to every artist the truth of nature appears under a different guise according to his way of seeing and experiencing. Instead, he adhered to the notion that
  • art is only a copying of nature and not a matter also of selection and arrangement. In his contempt for prettiness Courbet often chose subjects which may fairly be called ugly. But that he also had a sense of beauty may be seen in his landscapes. That sense, mingled with his capacity for deep emotion, appears in his marines - these last being his most impressive work. Moreover, in all his works, whether attractive or not to the observer, he proved himself a powerful painter, painting in a broad, free manner, with a fine feeling for colour, and with a firmness of pigment that made all his representations very real and stirring
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MiAaPQ
LC call number
ND553.C9 -- R384 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Temptis
Label
Gustave Courbet
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=915149
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Childhood and Youth in Ornans and Besançon -- I. The Beginnings -- Paris and the First Salons -- The First Exhibitions in Paris -- The Beginnings of Realism -- The First Successes of Realism -- Courbet's First Successes -- II. Glory -- Courbet: the Centre of Controversy -- From the Exposition universelle to the One-man Exhibition -- Courbet between Success and Scandal -- III. Decline -- The Beginning of the End -- The Case of The Woman with the Parrot -- The Fall -- The Arrest -- Exile -- Conclusion: Death of a Master -- Chronology -- List of Illustrations
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EBC915149
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unknown
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1 online resource (238 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781780429908
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC915149
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL915149
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10622208
  • (CaONFJC)MIL427070
  • (OCoLC)793996014
Label
Gustave Courbet
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=915149
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Childhood and Youth in Ornans and Besançon -- I. The Beginnings -- Paris and the First Salons -- The First Exhibitions in Paris -- The Beginnings of Realism -- The First Successes of Realism -- Courbet's First Successes -- II. Glory -- Courbet: the Centre of Controversy -- From the Exposition universelle to the One-man Exhibition -- Courbet between Success and Scandal -- III. Decline -- The Beginning of the End -- The Case of The Woman with the Parrot -- The Fall -- The Arrest -- Exile -- Conclusion: Death of a Master -- Chronology -- List of Illustrations
Control code
EBC915149
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780429908
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC915149
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL915149
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10622208
  • (CaONFJC)MIL427070
  • (OCoLC)793996014

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