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 Bathers - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Bathers
The Source or Bather at the Source, 1868 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Source or Bather at the Source, 1868
The Stone Breaker - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Stone Breaker
A Family of Deer in a Landscape with a Waterfall - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
A Family of Deer in a Landscape with a Waterfall
Dead Deer - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Dead Deer
Still Life with Apples and a Pomegranate, 1871-72 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Still Life with Apples and a Pomegranate, 1871-72
The Beach at Trouville - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Beach at Trouville
Lot and His Daughters - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Lot and His Daughters
Woman with Pigeons - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Woman with Pigeons
The Happy Lovers, 1844 - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Happy Lovers, 1844
Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-65) and his children in... - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-65) and his children in...
The Shelter of the Roe Deer at the Stream of Plaisir... - Gustave Courbet - www.gustavecourbet.org
The Shelter of the Roe Deer at the Stream of Plaisir...

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