Gustave Courbet

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Noun1.Gustave Courbet - French painter noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes (1819-1877)Gustave Courbet - French painter noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes (1819-1877)
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The sort of close reading that Brooks applies to these novels is exercised just as convincingly on several of Courbet's paintings, specifically Burial at Ornans (1849), The Stonebreakers (1849), The Bathers (1853), and The Trout (1872).
The curators combined early self-portraits and portraits of friends and collectors with monumental works and a great succes de scandale, A Burial at Ornans (1849- 50).
This montage process, which suggests the piecemeal production of a "history painting" like Courbet's Burial at Ornans updated by the very latest technological possibilities, remains central to Wall's thinking.