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Courbet, Gustave, France 1819 to 1877 Oil Paintings
Gustave Courbet was born in Ornans, France, to a wealthy family. He was a self-pronounced Realist, rejecting the inherent wistfulness of the prior Romantics. Courbet's interest in portraying things as they indeed show up and his non-scholarly direction, place him in the front position of the mission for authenticity that was the reason for a significant part of the imaginative action during the second 50% of the nineteenth century. Courbet was self-trained; he took in the fundamentals of his calling from studying crafted by Caravaggio in the Louver. Courbet made an excursion to Holland, which reinforced his conviction that painters should work from the life around them, as Rembrandt, Hals, and the other Dutch bosses had done.
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