The Stone Breakers. 1849 (destroyed during World War II).  Oil on canvas, 5 feet, 5 inches x 7 feet, 10 inches.

Gustave Courbet, Stone-Breakers, 1849 Things to think about when studying: This is an example of what movement? Why was this subject matter so radical for the time? Who are these people and why is Courbet painting them?

Gustave Courbet 'L'Atelier du peintre'                                                                                                                                                      More

centuries-and-continents: “ Gustave Courbet c. 1855 Studio of the Painter (detail) ”

Gustave Courbet (French, Realism, 1819–1877): Lovers in the Countryside , 1844 - Google Search

Lovers in the Countryside Beside the painter Virginie Binet is depicted. Courbet had an illegitimate child with her. Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, France.

Gustave Courbet, “Self-Portrait as the Desperate Man,” 1845, oil on canvas, 18 x 22 in. (c) Private Collection 2016

Gustave Courbet, “Self-Portrait as the Desperate Man,” oil on canvas, 18 x 22 in. (c) Private Collection 2016

Chateau du Chillon, 1874 by Gustave Courbet. Realism. landscape. Musée Courbet, Ornans, France

Gustave Courbet The Chateau de Chillon, , Musee Courbet, Ornans. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of The Chateau de Chillon by Gustave Courbet.

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