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Courbet, Gustave 1819-1877

Overview
Works: 1,361 works in 2,514 publications in 5 languages and 34,249 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Art 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Honoree, Artist, Dedicatee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: ND553.C9, 759.4
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Most widely held works about Gustave Courbet
 
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Most widely held works by Gustave Courbet
Courbet reconsidered by Sarah Faunce( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courbet and the modern landscape by Mary G Morton( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustave Courbet by Sarah Faunce( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courbet by Anthea Callen( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G. Courbet by Bruno Foucart( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and French and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courbet by Ségolène Le Men( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the great French realist painter Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) began his career in the 1840s, grand historical, mythological, and biblical themes were still felt to be the most fitting subjects for ambitious painting. Yet Courbet, a dynamic and boundlessly self-confident man, proud of his rural origins and guided by his strong republican beliefs, rejected these subjects as too remote from actual experience. Instead, he depicted scenes of everyday life, particularly among the peasants and the working class, with a naturalism then considered shocking. His paint handling was correspondingly direct: disdaining the "licked finish" of the academic painters, he laid on his colors boldly, often with a palette knife as well as a brush. And Courbet's vision was as expansive as it was daring: while his reputation is founded on the heroically scaled realist masterworks A Burial at Ornans and The Painter's Studio, he also executed many excellent nudes (including the notoriously explicit Origin of the World), portraits and self-portraits, landscapes, marines, and even still lifes. This lucidly written monograph from noted art historian Ségolène Le Men provides a new understanding of how Courbet's life and milieu shaped his art. Le Men organizes her text both chronologically and thematically: while the five chapters correspond to the successive phases of Courbet's career, each comprises several subsections that discuss individual aspects of his oeuvre. This hybrid approach allows Le Men to present a multifaceted view of Courbet's artistic achievements, exploring their relation to the politics, the literature, the popular imagery, and even the music of his time. With more than three hundred stunning color illustrations, including all of Courbet's most important paintings and many fine examples of his draftsmanship, this is the definitive study of a painter whose spirited pursuit of an independent aesthetic path has led many critics to call him "the first modern artist."
Gustave Courbet : 1819-1877 : [an exhibition organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux], at the Royal Academy of Arts, 19 January-19 March 1978 : [catalogue by Hélène Toussaint( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courbet und Deutschland : [Hamburger Kunsthalle, 19. Oktober-17. Dezember 1978, Städt. Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinst. Frankfurt am Main, 17. Januar-18. März 1979 by Gustave Courbet( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustave Courbet : 1819-1877 : [exposition organisée par la Réunion des musées nationaux et l'Arts Council of Great Britain], Grand Palais, 30 septembre 1977-2 janvier 1978 : [catalogue by Hélène Toussaint( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in French and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Etabli à la Tour-de-Peilz, de 1873 à sa mort en 1877
Courbet by Linda Nochlin( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of the artist and some of his works
Correspondance by Gustave Courbet( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Contient des lettres écrites depuis Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz et, en annexe une chronologie p. 549 - 554, une table signalétique des lettres p. 556 - 580, un index biographique des correspondants p. 581 - 592, une table des oeuvres de Courbet p. 593 - 607, une table de concordance alphabétique des oeuvres de Courbet p. 608 - 610
Gustave Courbet : [Catalogue de l'exposition] galeries nationales du Grand palais, Paris, 13 octobre 2007-28 janvier 2008, the Metropolitan museum of art, New York, 27 février-18 mai 2008, musée Fabre, Montpellier, 14 juin-28 septembre 2008 by Gustave Courbet( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contient une analyse des tableaux "Le Château de Chillon" & "Coucher de soleil sur le lac Léman" (p. 422-423)
Courbet et la Commune : Paris, Musée d'Orsay, 13 mars-11 juin 2000 by Gustave Courbet( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du romantisme au réalisme Delacroix, Ingres, Courbet by Alain Jaubert( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1er film: "Le 26 juillet 1830, Charles X suspend la liberté de la presse et dissout la Chambre. Trois journées d'émeutes s'ensuivent. Eugène Delacroix assiste aux combats et s'inspire des 'Trois glorieuses' pour réaliser 'La liberté guidant le peuple'. L'oeuvre choque et suscite une vive polémique. Alain Jaubert débusque les détails, interprète les symboles, analyse la composition du tableau. Des informations précieuses qui permettent de donner son sens à l'oeuvre et d'en apprécier toute la beauté."--Verso du conteneur
Courbet by François Fosca( Book )

9 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet : catalogue raisonné by Robert Fernier( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courbet by Ségolène Le Men( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. 357, reproduction de "Le Château de Chillon" (1874), suivi de "La Vigneronne de Montreux" (pleine page 358) et de "Coucher de soleil sur le lac Léman", p. 359
Gustave Courbet, 1819-1877 : the last of the Romantics by Fabrice Masanès( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in 5 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in Leben und Werk des französischen Malers
Courbet by Valérie Bajou-Charpentreau( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
C Gust. 1819-1877

C, Gustave

C. Gustave 1819-1877

Coubert, Gustave 1819-1877

Courbet

Courbet 1819-1877

Courbet, Gustave

Courbet, Jean Désiré Gustave

Courbet Jean-Désiré-Gustave 1819-1877

Gust. C

Gust. C 1819-1877

Gustave Courbet

Kurbe, Gi︠u︡stav

Kurbe, Gi︠u︡stav 1819-1877

Kurbe, Gjustav 1819-1877

Курбе, Гюстав 1819-1877

קורבה, גוסטב 1819-1877

جوستاف كوربيه، 1819-1877

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Languages
English (202)

French (98)

German (40)

Spanish (3)

Italian (2)

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