Gustave Courbet Quotes (22 quotes)
“In our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free, even of governments.The people have my sympathies. I must address them directly.”
As quoted at ICHOR Art E-Zine
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGustave Courbet
Born: June 10, 1819
Died: December 31, 1877 (aged 58)
Bio: Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting. The Realist movement bridged the Romantic movement 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 commentary in his work.