In the June 2008 issue of American Artist, we explored how Gustave Courbet is considered one of the first to propel Realism into the modern world. We offer more examples of his realist approach in this online exclusive gallery.
|The Preparation of the Dead Girl
ca. 1850-1854, oil, 77 x 99. Collection Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts.
|The Sleeping Spinner
1853, oil, 35? x 45¼. Collection Musée Fabre, Montpellier France.
|The Valley of the Loue in Stormy Weather
1849, oil, 21¼ x 25?. Collection Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg, France.
|The Stream of the Puits-Noirs,
Valley of the Loue
1855, oil, 41 x 54. Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
|The Shaded Stream at the Puits-Noir
ca. 1860-1865, oil, 25¼ x 31?. Collection The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
|Mediterranean Sea, Agde
Albumen print from two glass plate collodion negatives, 12 x 16½. Collection Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
|P.J. Proudhon in 1853
1865-1867, oil, 57? x 78. Collection
Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Villle de Paris, France.
1862, oil, 29½ x 37¼. Private collection.
|Reclining Nude, No. 1939
1853, salted paper print from paper negative, 4 13/16 x 6 5/16. Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
|The Woman in the Waves
1868, oil, 25¾ x 21¼. Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
|The Fox in the Snow
1860, oil, 33¾ x 50 5/16. Collection Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas.