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Gustave Courbet

Fecha de nacimiento: 10. Junio 1819
Fecha de muerte: 31. Diciembre 1877

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Gustave Courbet, fue un pintor francés, fundador y máximo representante del realismo, y comprometido activista republicano, cercano al socialismo revolucionario. Estudió en la Academia Suisse la obra de los principales representantes de las escuelas flamenca, veneciana y holandesa de los siglos XVI y XVII.[1]​

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Frases Gustave Courbet

„I heard the comments of the crowd in front of the painting of 'Burial at Ornans', I had the courage to read the nonsense that was printed regarding this picture and I wrote this article.. [in Le Messager de l'Assemblée]“

— Gustave Courbet
Quote from an article in 'Le Messager de l'Assemblée' (25th & 26th February 1851); as cited in 'Posterity', Musée-dOrsay http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/courbet-dossier/biography.html

„.. [ I ] painted the very people who had been present at the interment, all the townspeople.“

— Gustave Courbet
from Courbet on Wikipedia Courbet pictured with his painting 'A Burial at Ornans' (1849/50) the funeral of his grand uncle which he attended in September 1848. People who attended the funeral became the models for the painting; no professional models

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„When I got back to Ornans, I spent a few days hunting. I quite like the subject of violent exercise... It makes the most surprising painting you can imagine. There are thirty life-size figures in it. It is the moral and physical history of my studio“

— Gustave Courbet
Quote from a letter of Courbet to Bruyas, (December 1854); as cited in 'Courbet Speaks', 'Courbet-dossier', Musée-dOrsay http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/courbet-dossier/courbet-speaks.html

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„They continue to be the rage. The salon where they are is jammed with people.“

— Gustave Courbet
Quote in a letter to his sister Juliette Courbet, 11 May 1870; as cited in Chu, Letters, p. 375; quoted in 'Paysages de Mer - Courbet's The Wave', by Anthony White https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/essay/paysages-de-mer-courbets-the-wave/ Courbet wrote to his sister about his two marine paintings exhibited at the 1870 Paris Salon

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„It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to come to my studio the next morning.“

— Gustave Courbet
Quote, 1850's explaining to Champfleury and the writer Francis Wey; as cited on Wikipedia; Masanès, Fabrice 2006, p. 31 Courbet explains in his quote the start of his painting 'Stone-Breakers' [painted in 1849-50 / destroyed in the Allied Bombing of Dresden in 1945]; this painting was inspired by a scene Courbet witnessed on the roadside.

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