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Jean Desire Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819 - 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting.

"I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any regime except the regime of liberty."

Best known as an innovator in Realism (and credited with coining the term), Courbet was a painter of figurative compositions, landscapes and seascapes. He also worked with social issues, and addressed peasantry and the grave working conditions of the poor. His work belonged neither to the predominant Romantic nor Neoclassical schools. Rather, Courbet believed the Realist artist's mission was the pursuit of truth, which would help erase social contradictions and imbalances.

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The origin of the world - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The origin of the world
Bathers or Two Nude Women, c.1858 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Bathers or Two Nude Women, c.1858
Woman in White Stockings, c.1861 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Woman in White Stockings, c.1861
Le Sommeil, 1866 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Le Sommeil, 1866
Female Nude with a Dog (Portrait of Leotine Renaude)... - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Female Nude with a Dog (Portrait of Leotine Renaude)...
Three Bathers - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Three Bathers
Nude woman with a dog - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Nude woman with a dog
Woman with a Parrot - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Woman with a Parrot
Dressing the Dead Girl - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Dressing the Dead Girl
The Stone Breakers, 1849 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Stone Breakers, 1849
Burial at Ornans, 1849-50 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Burial at Ornans, 1849-50
Femme Nue Endormie - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Femme Nue Endormie
La Bacchante, c.1844-47 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
La Bacchante, c.1844-47
The Cellist, Self Portrait - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Cellist, Self Portrait
Chateau de Chillon, 1874 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Chateau de Chillon, 1874
The Desperate Man - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Desperate Man
La Siesta Pendant la saison des foins (and detail of... - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
La Siesta Pendant la saison des foins (and detail of...
The Winnowers, 1855 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Winnowers, 1855
Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine
Jo, the Beautiful Irish Girl, 1866 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Jo, the Beautiful Irish Girl, 1866
Stonebreakers - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Stonebreakers
Paysage de mer - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Paysage de mer
Storm at Sea, 1865 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Storm at Sea, 1865
Eternity - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Eternity
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