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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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    objects and people. Gustave Courbet portrayed the people from his native region in his painting, and also produced some paintings about everyday life such as The Burial at Ornans (Realism late1800s - early 1900s). The painting was very realistic and was based upon direct observations such as recording the movements and daily activities among the people. He also drew scenes of traditional life of farmers and landscapes, such as his most famous painting The Stonebreakers (Galitz). Courbet depicted the parts

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    Through its iconography, Courbet reveals socialist ideas and a concern for the plight of the poor. Stone Breakers depicts two workers in tattered clothing, a man breaking up stones with a hammer and a young boy lifting a basket filled with stones. Standing at 5ft.3 in. x 8 ft. 6in., it portrayed ordinary people on a monumental scale, which at the time seemed crude to critics. Courbet did not mean it to be heroic in any way, yet meant it to be an accurate

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    The 19th century french artists, Jean-François Millet, Honoré Daumier, and Gustave Courbet were all revolutionary for their time. They each had their own unique style, set the precedent for artists to come, and were not afraid to go against tradition. During this time period in France, new artistic and literary movements emerged while the country struggled with revolution. During this time period in France there were many artists some claim to be equally revolutionary such as Manet who were setting

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    On Delacroix and Courbet

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    On Delacroix and Courbet The period surrounding 1781 to 1855 in France’s history is united by social and political change, an evolution of ideological struggles towards the best possible political struggle amongst anchoring human faults. The life of the artist too underwent change and struggled with the hierarchy that existed to validate artistic triumph. Changes are apparent amongst a broad spectrum, including David, Ingres, history paintings and caricatures. Artists that demonstratively epitomize

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    trees on such a blustery day. This painting allows me to reflect and speculate upon whether the artist had similar feelings while creating such a magnificent composition. Another thought-provoking painting created during the Realism period is Gustave Courbet’s Burial at Ornans.

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    France: Nineteenth-Century Art and Society

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    the century. In reality, French painters suggested that France still had major issues to overcome related to the new developments of the nineteenth century. Gustave Courbet’s The Painter’s Studio is one work of art that signaled the rise of a new form and subjects for art in France. Linda Nochlin, in “The Politics of Vision,” describes Courbet as a milit... ... middle of paper ... ...picts peasant life through France and Europe through the nineteenth century, showing it as unchanging from birth

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    Ism's

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    Throughout all of history and to this present time the arts have been slowly shifting and changing into different styles and uses of certain techniques, the names of many of these styles end in the three letters, ism. Most importantly are these four styles, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and impressionism. These styles occurred in order and shared certain characteristics transitioning them into the next style. By learning about these different styles we can further understand what was going

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    Around the late 1800s through the early 1900s, America went through a massive societal, financial, cultural, and industrial change to start this new way of life. The constant coming of European immigrants and the increasing prospective for global trade brought rising expansion and wealth to America. The movement started as early on as the 1830's but reached its peak and importance roughly around the end of the Civil War to approximately around the ending of the nineteenth century. From art all the

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    Although at first glance, Realism and Impressionism appear to be completely separate movements in 19th century art, they in fact were both bred as a response to the new order of Europe that had evolved as a result of the marks made by both the Industrial Revolution and a series of European continental wars. Realist painters and Impressionist painters alike faced controversy in challenging the status quo of the Salons, and took risks to no longer romanticize drastic changes within society caused by

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