27 Works, Today, June 10th. is Gustave Courbet’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #158

Gustave Courbet (1819–1877)
Le Rêve or Le Rêve de jeune fille/ The hammock, c. 1844

Oil on canvas
Height: 70.5 cm (27.7 in); Width: 97 cm (38.1 in)
Kunst Museum Winterthur

Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819–31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting. Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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