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Courbet, Gustave 1819-1877

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Works: 1,319 works in 2,413 publications in 8 languages and 33,187 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Records and correspondence  Art  Biography  Catalogs 
Roles: Illustrator, Honoree, Artist, Dedicatee, Creator, Printer, Bibliographic antecedent, Lithographer
Classifications: ND553.C9, 759.4
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Courbet reconsidered by Sarah Faunce ( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustave Courbet by Sarah Faunce ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and French and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courbet by Patrick Bade ( Book )
8 editions published between 1921 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courbet by Ségolène Le Men ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 602 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."
Courbet and the modern landscape by Mary G Morton ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
G. Courbet by Bruno Foucart ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A French art historian's study of the life, personality, and works of one of the most lyrical painters of the nineteenth century
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 )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 224 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 )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courbet by Gustave Courbet ( Book )
50 editions published between 1925 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un texte remanié à la lumière des derniers travaux sur Courbet et la publication de sa correspondance
Correspondance by Gustave Courbet ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 120 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
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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
11 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contient une analyse des tableaux "Le Château de Chillon" & "Coucher de soleil sur le lac Léman" (p. 422-423)
Courbet by James Henry Rubin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in French and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Gustave Courbet who, "rebuffed by the Parisian art world and attacked as a 'Realist,' seized upon that name to assert his radical sympathy for ordinary citizens and their down-to-earth experience."--Cover
La Vie et l'œuvre de Gustave Courbet : catalogue raisonné by Robert Fernier ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
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 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3e film: "1851 : 'Un enterrement à Ornans' fait scandale, il n'est pourtant que la représentation d'une cérémonie funéraire, avec des gens ordinaires. Le 'réalisme' de Courbet n'est pas une simple reproduction photographique du réel, mais une véritable expérience métaphysique du regard et de la perception. 'Un enterrement à Ornans' est une oeuvre aux implications symboliques et plastiques secrètes, une oeuvre très complexe qui n'a pas fini de surprendre."--Verso du conteneur
Gustave Courbet by Gerstle Mack ( Book )
32 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in 8 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustave Courbet, 1819-1877 by Philadelphia Museum of Art ( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courbet; [the life and work of the artist by Sandra Pinto ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 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
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Gust. C 1819-1877
Gustave Courbet
Kurbe, Gi︠u︡stav
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Kurbe, Gjustav 1819-1877
Курбе, Гюстав, 1819-1877
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