Part of the Art & Ideas series
Amid the background of social turbulence in the mid-nineteenth century, Gustave Courbet's unconventional paintings of real people in everyday scenes came to embody values with radical political implications.
James Rubin addresses the entire range of Courbet's work: from his hunting scenes and spirited landscapes, to his portraits and erotic nudes.
He combines a clear reading of the artist's paintings with a rigorous discussion of the unique personal, political and social framework within which they were created.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/05/1997
- Category: History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780714831800