The painter Gustave Courbet died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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French painter and leader of the 19th century realist movement whose best known works included “Seaside” and “Sleep.” He used his art to challenge the established social and moral structures of his day.
His sisters, Zoé, Zélie, and Juliette, served as live models for his early works. His well-known work, “A Burial at Ornans” from 1850, depicted the funeral of his great uncle.
France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
Fine art is knowledge made visible.
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.
I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.