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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Storm at Sea, 1865 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Storm at Sea, 1865
Torso of a Woman - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Torso of a Woman
Young Women of the Village Giving Alms to a cowherd... - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Young Women of the Village Giving Alms to a cowherd...
Courbet with his Black Dog, 1842 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Courbet with his Black Dog, 1842
The painter's atelier, Detail - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The painter's atelier, Detail
The Source - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Source
Femme endormie, tude - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Femme endormie, tude
Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet
The Desperate Man 2 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Desperate Man 2
The Clairvoyant or, The Sleepwalker, c.1865 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Clairvoyant or, The Sleepwalker, c.1865
A Spanish Woman, 1855 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
A Spanish Woman, 1855
The Oak of Flagey, called Vercingetorix - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Oak of Flagey, called Vercingetorix

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