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Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877.
e Artist : painter
Young Girl with Flowered Hat.
b 73 x 60 cm.
Oil on canvas.
Design Date: 1872 (signed & dated).
Courbet himself later asserted that from 1848 on, he concentrated on "realistic" subjects. His efforts were more consciously designed to arouse controversy than Millet's had been. He coined the term realism to define his interest in the actual circumstances of his day. Despite his realism, however, Courbet controlled his images, underscoring the dramatic and symbolic nature of his subjects so that his paintings had an intellectual as well as a visual component.
Style: French Realist.
Kunsthistorisches Museum. ID=AVK
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)