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Gustave Courbet

Georges Riat



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Sirrocco-Parkstone International
01 November 2009
Series: Temporis Series
Child of materialism and positivism, Courbet was without a doubt one of the most complex painters of the nineteenth century. Symbolising the rejection of traditions, Courbet did not hesitate to confront the public with the truth by liberating painting of conventional rules. He became from then on the leader of pictorial realism. This text on Courbet is the result of years of intensive research and traces with great care contradictory testimonies, the praises as well as the negative critics this controversial painter had during his times. By his precision as an art historian, Georges Riat sheds new light on the work of this artist who created a real separation with the academicism of the time.
By:   Georges Riat
Imprint:   Sirrocco-Parkstone International
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 317mm,  Width: 265mm, 
ISBN:   9781859956861
ISBN 10:   1859956866
Series:   Temporis Series
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 November 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Georges Riat studied literature and history and was curator at the National Library. Specialising in the conservation of engravings at the National Library, Riat could admire RuysdaA l's engravings and wrote a magnificent monograph on this subject. He was a respected art historian and wrote numerous articles in the Gazette des arts. He felt close to Courbet and worked on this book until the end of his life.

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