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The Cliffs at Etretat after a Storm (detail)

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Material Information

Title:
The Cliffs at Etretat after a Storm (detail)
Alternate title:
The Cliff at Etretat after the Storm
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877 ( Artist : painter )
France, Paris, Musee d'Orsay. ID=FPO
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paris, France
Style: French Realist
School: Realist
Dynasty: French
Movement: Realism
Painting
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The painting was executed in the summer of 1869 at Etretat, at the same time as The Wave (or The Stormy Sea), and both were sent to the Salon the following year. The paintings almost form a pair, representing, in two acts, the dramatic force of nature; both are images of majestic and colossal energy. In the serenity after the storm, Courbet changes the proportion of land to sea and sky, including here the best-known geological sight of Etretat, the so-called Porte d
General Note:
Design Date: 1869 (signed & dated)
General Note:
Inventory: MNR 561

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-NFF1087
usfldc handle - a1.nff1087
System ID:
SFS0035318:00001

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