Painter of the Week: Courbet. Today: A Burial at Ornans. 1849-50

Painter of the Week: Courbet. Today: A Burial at Ornans. 1849-50
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Painter of the Week: Gustave Courbet. Today: A Burial at Ornans. 1849-50. Oil on canvas. 315 × 668 cm (124 × 263 in)

Gustave Courbet c. 1860s (portrait by Étienne Carjat)

Gustave Courbet c. 1860s (portrait by Étienne Carjat)

Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting. The Realist movement bridged the Romantic movement (characterized by the paintings of Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix) with the Barbizon School and the Impressionists. Courbet occupies an important place in 19th century French painting as an innovator and as an artist willing to make bold social statements through his work.

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