A contemporary look at this provocative avant-garde artist and forerunner of modern painting.
The life and work of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was defined by his rejection of the academic painting tradition and conservative politics in France.
His famous work, L'origine du monde (The Origin of the World, 1866), is the focus of this opulent book, and it is framed by no less spectacular self-portraits, depictions of women, landscapes, seascapes, and winter images dating from later in his career.
This book was issued in conjunstion with a retrospective exhibition on Gustave Courbet which was held in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen near Basel, Switzerland in 2014/2015.
Contains essays by Ulf Kuster, Michel Hilaire, James H. Rubin, Bruno Mottin, Stephane Guegan, and Laurence Madeline, and many full-color examples of the artwork.
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