Frases de Gustave Courbet

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Gustave Courbet

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


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

„.. [ 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


„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


„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 Courbet wrote to his sister about his two marine paintings exhibited at the 1870 Paris Salon


„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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