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I have studied the art of the masters and the art of the moderns, avoiding any preconceived system and without prejudice. I have no more wanted to imitate the former than to copy the latter; nor was it my intention to achieve the trivial goal of art for art's sake.
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Gustave Courbet
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Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of real and existing things... an object which is abstract, not visible, non-existent, is not within the realm of painting.
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Gustave Courbet
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The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
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Gustave Courbet
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I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.'
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Gustave Courbet
Courbet, Gustave (Courbet, Jean Désiré Gustave) | 1819-1877
Found a total of 49 images by this artist from years 1842-1877. Showing images 19-24.
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The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet)
The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet)
1854
The Sea at Palavas
The Sea at Palavas
1854
The Painter´s Studio
The Painter´s Studio
1855
Young Women on the Banks of the Seine
Young Women on the Banks of the Seine
1856
View of Frankfurt am Main
View of Frankfurt am Main
1858
Woman of Frankfurt
Woman of Frankfurt
1858
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