Courbet

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Child of materialism and positivism, Courbet was without a doubt one of the most complex painters of the nineteenth century. Symbolising the rejection of traditions, Courbet did not hesitate to confront the public with the truth by liberating painting of conventional rules. He became from then on the leader of pictorial realism.

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Overview

Child of materialism and positivism, Courbet was without a doubt one of the most complex painters of the nineteenth century. Symbolising the rejection of traditions, Courbet did not hesitate to confront the public with the truth by liberating painting of conventional rules. He became from then on the leader of pictorial realism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859956809
  • Publisher: Parkstone PR USA
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: Temporis Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 12.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Childhood and Youth in Ornans and Besancon 7

1 The Beginnings 13

Paris and the First Salons 13

The First Successes of Realism 45

II Glory 87

Courbet: the Centre of Controversy 87

Courbet between Success and Scandal 141

III Decline 171

The Beginning of the End 171

The Fall 215

Conclusion: Death of a Master 247

Chronology 251

List of Illustrations 252

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