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    Gustave Courbet Discourse

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    Gustave Courbet is one of the most important names of the nineteenth century Realist Movement. Much of his work was completely avant-garde in nature, meaning his work often incorporated new ideas and styles while advocating for some measure of social change. His most notable contributions included The Stonebreakers (1849) and its efforts to normalize depictions of average laborers; The Burial at Ornans (1849) and its implications at the end of the Romantic Movement and the dwindling role of the church;

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    Gustave Courbet, the Realist Let’s first begins with who Jean Desire Gustave Courbet was. Gustave Courbet was a famous French painter. Courbet was born in Ornans, France on June 10th of 1819. Ornans, France is a filled with forests and pasture’s perfect for realist paintings. At the age of 14 Courbet was already in art training receiving lessons from Pere Baud a former student of a neo-classical painter named Baron Gros. Courbet’s parents hoped he would go off and study law when he moved out in

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    A Formal Analysis of Gustave Courbet’s Burial at Ornans and Jean-François Millet’s Gleaners The realism era came about during the time of the Romantics, the time where imagination and ideology painted the artists canvas. To be a realist meant that an artist would paint what he actually saw and not an idea of something. For instance, if an artist were to paint a depiction of war, then all the gruesome details would probably be considered in the piece of art. The artist that essentially paved the

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    review are Llmari Aalto, the second artist is Gustave Courbet. Mr. Courbet painted many pieces of art. As the Google site mentioned in the description above, Courbet pained nudes, portraits, and landscapes, which are my favorite of his. Courbet did not only capture the landscape but also the wildlife that lived in the area, which was the reason I was attracted to his paintings. Just the way Courbet captured the animal's movements in their environment. Courbet catches the size of the deer, you can tell

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    The paint I have chosen to observe is Gustave Courbet's The Stonebreakers. Now as to how he rebelled against the traditions of past art style be following the art movement of portraying realism in his art work, basically he changed what his subject matter would be for his art work. So instead of painting royalty, fairy tale stories/myths, or even religious figure or stories to paint how the world is by painting a young man and adult breaking rocks. Although very simple when hearing what the subject

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    The Stone Breakers (1849-50) Artist: Gustave Courbet Gustave Courbet was a French painter and chief figure in the Realist movement of the mid-nineteenth century. His paintings often contained an emotional bleakness, and were praised for their precision and use of light. Along with Delacroix, Courbet was a key influence on the Impressionists This painting, showing two workers, one child, an elder, Courbet presented the same Realist snapshot of everyday life and an allegory to the nature of poverty

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    Arts).” Gustave Courbet was the first person to introduce Realism into the art world. He was a French painter who painted Romanticism before discovering Realism (Introduction to the Artistic Style of Realism). He inspired many other painters such as Edouard Manet and John Sargent. Gustave Courbet took interest in art when he was fourteen and was inspired the rest of his life (Gustave Courbet Biography). When he was fourteen, he was taught how to paint by a minor painter (Gustave Courbet Biography)

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    one is Gustave Courbet, a representative of Realism. An interesting fact about these two artist is that even though they lived in different epochs they have chosen the same theme for one of their paintings and this allows to a more detailed comparison in order to see how the historical context and the movements

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    Realism began in France in the 1840’s. It was the first unconventional, anti-institutional art movement. It challenged Neoclassicism and Romanticism by diverting every ones attention to more social issues which were brought by the disturbed and raging 19th century. In simpler words, Realism was, opposed to the Romanticism ways of merely representing nature, an approach to art to position oneself in the “real”, whether it was scientifically, morally, constitutionally, or even theoretically. When it

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    the artwork is essential to understanding its form and content. Gustave Courbet’s oil painting, The Stone Breakers, (see fig. 1) is an example of an artwork considered representative of its art historical time period, during the mid-19th century. Courbet’s socialist views combined with tensions in the government following the French Revolution of 1789, as well as the progression of the industrial

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