Top Ten Paintings by Gustave Courbet

Top Ten Paintings by Gustave Courbet

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        Gustave Courbet was born in Ornans (Doubs) on June 10, 1819, into a prosperous farming family which wanted him to study law, he went to Paris in 1839, and worked at the studio of Steuben and Hesse. An independent spirit, he soon left, preferring to develop his own style by studying Spanish, Flemish and French painters and painting copies of their work. His first works were an Odalisque, suggested by the writing of Victor Hugo, and a Lélia, illustrating George Sand, but he soon abandoned literary influences for the study of real life. A trip to the Netherlands in 1847 strengthened Courbet’s belief that painters should portray the life around them, as Rembrandt, Hals, and the other Dutch masters had done.

  1. The Source (1869)

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  2. The Sleepers (1866)

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  3. Chateau du Chillon (1874)

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  4. Sunset on Lake Leman (1874)

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  5. The Stormy Sea (1869)

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  6. The Woman in the Waves (1866)

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  7. The Cliff at Etretat after the Storm (1869)

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  8. The Beach at Palavas (1854)

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  9. The Painters Studio (1855)

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  10. A Burial at Ornans (1850)

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  11. Woman with a Parrot (1866)

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  12. The Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine (1857)

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  13. The Origin of the World (1866)

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  14. The Wounded Man (1849)

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  15. The Sleeping Spinner (1853)

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  16. Reclining Woman (1866)

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  17. A Waterfall in the Jura (1876)

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  18. The Hammock (1844)

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  19. Bonjour Monsieur Courbet (1854)

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  20. Still Life of Flowers (1863)

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  21. The Young Ladies of the Village (1852)

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  22. A Thicket of Deer at the Stream of Plaisir-Fontaine (1866)

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  23. The Trout (1873)

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  24. Seacoast (1865)

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  25. The Oak at Flagey (1864)

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