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Gustave Courbet

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Nowadays it is difficult to conceive of the impact that Gustave Courbet's paintings made on French art of the mid-nineteenth century. At once casting himself as revolutionary, bohemian and peasant, Courbet (1819-1877) overturned a deeply-entrenched tradition of academic painting in France, and, eschewing the Romanticism of Delacroix and the NeoClassicism of Ingres, coined ...more
Hardcover, 477 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Hatje Cantz Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Annabelle
Aug 03, 2011 Annabelle rated it really liked it
Le catalogue de l'expo Courbet, aussi disponible sous la forme de mini-catalogue qui résume tous les panneaux de l'exposition à seulement 8 Euros (Belle innovation en termes de démocratisation de l'Histoire de l'Art).

La VA de ce livre pour quelqu'un qui a vu l'expo se situe vraiment dans les nombreuses caricatures du peintre faites par la presse parisienne d'alors et par le parallèle construit entre la ie et l'oeuvre de l'artiste, avec ses "doubles" caricaturaux".

Je peste toujours contre l'écrit
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Apr 13, 2008 Barry rated it it was amazing
For my review of the recent Courbet retrospective, see http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080324/schwabsky.
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