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Gustave Courbet - 581 words
Gustave Courbet was born on June 10, 1819 in Ornans, France and died on December 31, 1877. He once said, "I cannot paint an angel because I have never seen one," therefore, Courbet was a realist. In 1839, he entered the studio of Charles Steuben, where his artistic skills would be polished. Courbet met Virginia Binet and had a son by her in 1847. Two years later, in 1849, Gustave returned to Ornans from Holland where his father had prepared a studio for him. In 1850, Binet left Gustave and took their son with her. Courbet was born into a farming family and wanted to be successful in order to be recognized by the public. However, for the first ten years of his artistic career, Courbet did not ...
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Urbet - 665 words
Max Buchon was a friend of Gustave Courbet. Max wrote an essay to publicize Courbet's painting of the stonebreakers and a burial at Ornan. He wrote about the two paintings, what he thought about them and what the author thought about them. He also talked about how these paintings were so very realistic in the way the showed the bourgeoisie life. He also argued about Courbet not being a socialist as people thought he was. He showed why he thought that, and what Courbet really intended to do. Buchon starts off by talking about the stonebreakers painting. He says that the painting represents two life-like figures "alpha and the omega". He describes the characters of the painting as "that poor w ...
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Compare Two Paintings - 1,479 words
Hunting Dogs by Jean-Dsir-Gustave Courbet is the first painting I looked at and I was created in 1867. The painting is oil on canvas and the size of it is 361/2 x 58 inch. Courbet paints two dogs and a dead hare in the woods. The woods are becoming dark and the sun is setting. The painting is dark and gloomy except for the quarreling dogs that the sun is directly setting on. With fine brushstrokes he sets a depressing mood because of the choice of dark colors. This picture is a very good example of its times because many paintings at that time told stories. The stories they told is what many people believed but no one dared to say in paintings or even words. This painting shows realism that ...
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Manet - 1,702 words
Much of the art of Manet reflects the developments going on in Paris in the 1860s and 1870s. The rebuilding of Paris was being supervised by Baron Haussman, as much of the old medieval centre of the city was being destroyed so that the new city could be rebuilt. In his book "The painting of modern life" TJ Clark argues that modern art of the 20th century evolves from the art produced by Manet during this period of great change in Paris. Manet's scenes of Parisian cafes, bars and streets reflected the new Paris. Manet's work influenced the impressionist painters, who were a strong influences on the painting of the 20th century, so in this sense Manet's painting is the first modern art that em ...
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Edgar Degas And Impressionism - 707 words
The impressionist age was a time of artistic rebellion to the common standards of art in late nineteenth century France. Rather than painting in the traditionalist fashion, focusing on exotic subject matter, powerful figureheads and historic scenes, impressionists painted everyday life as it was. The impressionists were known for using bright, unmixed colors to illustrate luminosity through texture. They opted for less detail in order to create an overall effect. "The impressionists allowed their brushstrokes to retain the liveliness and seeming spontaneity of a sketch." (Encarta 2001) A common technique they used called impasto used thick textural dabs of paint. This technique is seen in ma ...
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