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Gustave Courbet was a controversial French painter, who bridged the gap between Romanticism and the Impressionist school of painters.
Gustave Courbet was born in in 1819 in Ornans, a farming town in eastern France, into a closeknit family of the rural middle class. His happy childhood, spent in the woods and fields around Ornans, gave him a taste for the hunt and sport, a dislike for school, and a lifelong love of his native region. While at a boarding school in nearly ...
Gustave Courbet was central to the emergence of Realism in the mid-19 th jecting the classical and theatrical styles of the French Academy, his art insisted on the physical reality of the objects he observed - even if that reality was plain and blemished.
Department of European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2009 The self-proclaimed “proudest and most arrogant man in France,” Gustave Courbet created a sensation at the Paris Salon of 1850–51 when he exhibited a group of paintings set in his native Ornans, a village in the Franche-Comté in eastern France.
Gustave Courbet was a French artist and founder of the Realist movement in 19th-century France. His unidealized depictions of everyday life often provoked controversy, especially his The Stone Breakers (1850), a scene of manual laborers, and The Origin of the World (1866), a closely cropped rendering of a woman’s genitals.