Gustave Courbet

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The nineteenth century French painter Gustave Courbet almost single-handedly challenged and subverted the prevailing tastes of High Art, rebelling against the Romantic painting of the day. He turned attention instead to everyday themes and the lives of ordinary men and women, eschewing the age-old subjects of religious and historical art. His enormous canvases shocked the art establishment and prepared the way for the innovative creations of the modernist period. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Courbet’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* The complete paintings of Gustave Courbet – over 800 images, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of many rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Courbet’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you wish to view
* Includes a selection of Courbet’s drawings – explore the artist’s varied works

CONTENTS:

The Highlights
Self Portrait with a Black Dog
The Desperate Man
Man with a Pipe
After Dinner at Ornans
A Burial at Ornans
The Young Ladies of the Village
The Wrestlers
The Meeting or “Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet”
The Wheat Sifters
The Artist’s Studio
Young Ladies beside the Seine (Summer)
Portrait of P. J. Proudhon
Sleep
The Origin of the World
The Wave
The Étretat Cliffs after the Storm
Self Portrait at Sainte-Pélagie
Still Life of Apples, Pears and Primroses on a Table

The Paintings
The Paintings of Gustave Courbet
Alphabetical List of Paintings

The Drawings
Selected Drawings

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