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Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877.
e Artist : painter
The Cliffs at Etretat after a Storm (detail)
The Cliff at Etretat after the Storm.
b 133 x 162 cm.
c Oil on canvas.
Design Date: 1869 (signed & dated)
Beginning Date: 1869
Inventory: MNR 561
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
Style: French Realist.
Musee d'Orsay. ID=FPO
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Close-up-rocks, brushwork at center