Gustave Courbet

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  • Gustave Courbet: A Burial At Ornans

    Gustave Courbet was a French artist known to be the leader and innovator of the Realist Movement of the 19th Century. His art rebelled against the Romantic and Neo-Classical Eras during his time. His passion was in illustrating the truth and erasing “social contradictions and imbalances” ( Some notable paintings by the artist are “A Burial at Ornans” (1850) where he depicts his great-uncle’s funeral in his native Ornans portraying the ugliness in the situation beginning the movement of Realism. Courbet mentioned that “ A Burial at Ornans was in reality the burial of Romanticism”, underlining his complete involvement in the innovation of the Realist Movement. Another notable painting is “The Artist’s Studio” (1855)…

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  • Analysis Of The Gust Of Wind By Gustave Courbet

    During the trip to The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, one of the most captivating two dimensional work was the Gust of Wind by Gustave Courbet. The energetic painting is not just merely oil on canvas, it is the representation of an oncoming storm in a once peaceful meadow surrounding a small pool. This realistic artist is well known for his paintings because they capture day-to-day attributes. Gustave Courbet did not focus on just landscapes, his paintings ranged from nudes, still lifes, to…

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  • Gustave Courbet: The Rise Of Modernism

    Simply put modernism in a sense, is the resisting of the norm. Artists of the time who strayed away from the norm and used non-conventional techniques were seen as rebels. The use of avant-garde settings, tools, techniques and models, caused a rift in the emerging society, which essentially was the rise of modernism. Artists like Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet all help with the formation of the new world with their new techniques and ideas. Gustave Courbet was what some would look at as a…

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  • The Fox In The Museum Of Art

    portraying or the message behind it, while others were just ok. Until I stumbled upon a painting located in the Impressionism Gallery on the 2nd floor by Gustave Courbet. The painting I chose to write about is called the Fox in the Snow by Gustave Courbet. I stumbled upon this piece when I…

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  • Modern Realism

    Realism was a mid 19th century art movement led by Gustave Courbet. It directly challenged the traditional conventions of academic art. Considered the father of Realism, he was an inspiration for many artists who would follow in Courbet’s defiance of artistic tradition. Specifically, realism sought to reject the idealized nature of painting and sculpture, in favor of a more realistic portrayal. Realists sought to portray contemporary life and real everyday situations, disregarding class…

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  • Art In The 19th Century

    The nineteenth century was a time of change in the artistic world. Artist started testing limits to see how they could introduce a whole new world of art. Some people considered the art to be a kind of culture shock and a scandalous way to express the artist talents. Scandalous is something that is considered improper, shocking, disgraceful, etc. ( There were three artist that really started this “scandalous” time period and they were Coubet, Daumier, and Manet. These three…

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  • Mme Loisel In The Necklace

    Mme Loisel is a character from the short story ‘The Necklace’. In the story she is described in many different ways, she can be charming but can also be an envious person. She can also be a greedy and eager woman that likes to look rich. The story is set in ‘La Belle époque’ - French for ‘The Beautiful Era’. ‘La Belle époque’ was in contrast with WW1 which followed on from then . It was a period of time characterised by economy and regional peace especially in Paris. Until WW1 came along. ‘La…

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  • Anna Karenina Language Analysis

    Rafaella Espin Mrs. Baker IB English HL- Period 2 11 January 2015 Anna Karenina Scavenger Hunt The French Language Tolstoy incorporates the use of French language in Anna Karenina in many ways for various reasons. Throughout the entire novel, many of the protagonists state random words or phrases in French. Tolstoy particularly starts this trend at the beginning of the novel to establish the character’s social status and educated background. The establishment of supremacy throughout the…

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  • Creative Writing: Les Jardins D Eiffl

    window and balcony adorned in iron. It seems as if every window wears a flower box, and the balconies are overflowing with small, lush gardens. I imagine, living in the building above the bakery on my right. Waking early every morning to the smell of fresh bread, walking next door to the butcher, and down a few more steps to buy fresh produce. Every step I take is that of a life I have always dreamed of. We reach our final intersection on this road, and we can see the Tower lights twinkling in…

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  • The Truth In The Jewelry, By Guy De Maupassant

    Some people say that telling the truth does more harm than good; yet if someone went around asking people whether they would want to know the truth rather than a lie most people’s answer would be truth. But why is this? Yes, the truth can bring peacefulness to one’s mind, but at the same time it can destroy a person completely. In “The Jewelry”, by Guy de Maupassant, through the marriage and death of M. Lantin’s first wife the reader sees the pros and cons of M. Lentin realizing the truth about…

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