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Podcast Episode 34: The Stonebreakers by Gustave Courbet


In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I dive into the world of Realism starting with Gustave Courbet's work, The Stonebreakers.


To listen to the episode, click here or download it on your favorite platform!


Note: I didn't include the images for "The Origin of the World" and "Sleep", although they were mentioned in the podcast. These works are often labelled for mature audiences, so I wanted to make sure that this post was family friendly. They can be found on wikipedia though, if you are curious!



King Louis Phillipe I, 1830

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

















Napoleon III

Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1855

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Gustave Courbet

c. 1860

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Self Portrait/The Desperate Man

1843-45

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The Artist's Studio

1855

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons




A Burial at Ornams

1849-50

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Königstein Castle

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Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stone_Breakers


https://smarthistory.org/courbet-the-stonebreakers/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realism_(arts)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realism_(art_movement)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution_of_1848


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Courbet


https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gust/hd_gust.htm


https://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/courbet-dossier/realism.html



















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