Frases de Gustave Courbet

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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 ] 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

„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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„I have never seen an angel. Show me an angel, and I'll paint one.“

—  Gustave Courbet
Courbet, c 1860's, later quoted by Vincent van Gogh in a letter to brother Theo (July, 1885); in The letters of Vincent van Gogh, ed. Ronal de Leeuw - Penguin, New York, 1996, p. 302

„We finally saw the sea, the horizonless sea – how odd for a mountaindweller. We saw the beautiful boats that sail on it. It is too inviting, one feels carried away, one would leave to see the whole world.“

—  Gustave Courbet
Quote from Courbet's letter to his parents (1841); as quoted in Image of the Sea: Oceanic Consciousness in the Romantic Century, Howard F. Isham, publisher: Peter Lang, 2004, Chapter 'Waterworlds', p. 307 reporting his experiences of a boat-trip with a friend over the Seine to the port of Le Havre; he made also a sketchbook of this trip in the Summer of 1841

„The sea! The sea!.... in her growling fury, she reminds me of a of the caged monster who can devour me.“

—  Gustave Courbet
Quote from Courbet's letter to Victor Hugo, 1864; as cited by Sarah Faunce and Linda Nochlin, in Courbet Reconsidered; exhibition catalogue, The Brooklyn Museum, 1988, p. 188

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