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Famous Gustave Courbet Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous French
artist Gustave Courbet
born Jean Désiré Gustave
Courbet - Ornans, France - 10th of June, 1819
/ Died 31st of December, 1877
Famous Gustave Courbet paintings included
everyday scenes or rural scenes that many
artists didn't find interesting enough to
paint. Courbet was Realist painter. He also
painted some very erotic works of naked women.
+ I have studied the art of the masters and the
art of the moderns, avoiding any preconceived
system and without prejudice. I have no more wanted
to imitate the former than to copy the latter;
nor was it my intention to achieve the trivial
goal of art for art's sake.
+ The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered
under the most diverse forms of reality. Once
it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the
artist who discovers it.
+ Painting is an essentially concrete art and
can only consist of the representation of real
and existing things. It is a completely physical
language, the words of which consist of all visible
objects. An object which is abstract, not visible,
non-existent, is not within the realm of painting.
+ I am fifty years old and I have always lived
in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am
dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no
school, to no church, to no institution, to no
academy, least of all to any régime except
the régime of liberty.'