居斯塔夫·库尔贝（Gustave Courbet，1819－－1877）法国画家，写实主义美术的代表。 自幼天赋聪颖、相貌出众，既高傲自大、自命不凡，又热情奔放、慷慨大方，从中学时代就成为同龄朋友们心悦诚服的领袖。
L’homme la管道(自画像,男人管),1848 - 49,法布尔博物馆,蒙彼利埃
他的第一个作品宫女写作的灵感维克多。雨果和莱利亚说明乔治·沙,但他很快放弃了文学的影响,选择他的画作基于观察现实。在他的画作1840年代初期的几种自画像在构思上,浪漫,艺术家描绘在各种角色。这些包括与黑狗自画像(c。1842 - 44,接受展览在1844年巴黎沙龙),也称为绝望的戏剧自画像(c。1843 - 45),情侣在农村(1844年美术博物馆,里昂),雕塑家(1845),伤员(1844 - 54岁奥赛博物馆,巴黎),大提琴演奏家,自画像(1847Nationalmuseum,斯德哥尔摩在1848年沙龙)所示,和男人管(1848 - 49,法布尔博物馆蒙彼利埃)。
1869年波(La模糊),油画,66 x 90厘米,里昂美术博物馆
古斯塔夫·及库尔贝,葬礼在耶布斯人阿珥楠,1849 - 50,油画,314 x 663厘米(123.6 x 261英寸),奥赛博物馆、巴黎。展览在1850 - 1851巴黎沙龙创建了一个“爆炸反应”和带及库尔贝即时的名声。
1850 - 1851年的沙龙发现他胜利的石头断路器,Flagey和埋葬在耶布斯人阿珥楠的农民。埋葬,及库尔贝最重要的作品之一,记录他的大叔叔的葬礼他参加了1848年9月。参加葬礼的人画的模型。以前,模型在历史叙事作为演员,但在葬礼及库尔贝说他“画的人出席了葬礼,所有市民”。结果是一个现实的他们,在耶布斯人阿珥楠的生活。
艺术家的工作室(L ' atelier du peintre):一个真正的七年阶段的寓言艺术和道德生活、1855、359×598厘米(141.33×235.43英寸),油画,奥赛博物馆、巴黎
1855年,及库尔贝提交十四绘画的展览博览会Universelle。三被拒绝因为缺乏空间,包括一个埋葬在耶布斯人阿珥楠和他其他的画布艺术家的工作室.拒绝被拒绝,及库尔贝的事情揽在自己手里。他的画作显示四十,包括艺术家的工作室,在他自己的画廊称为现实主义的馆(Pavillon du Realisme)这是一个临时结构,他竖立在官方的隔壁沙龙例如博览会Universelle。
乔的画像(La belle Irlandaise),1865 - 66,大都会艺术博物馆的一幅画乔安娜Hiffernan,可能的模型对L’origine du monde和睡眠
这最终导致世界的起源(L’origine du monde)(1866),描绘了女性生殖器直到1988年才公开展出,和睡眠(1866),有两个女人在床上。后者绘画成为一个警察报告的主题时表现出一幅经销商于1872年。
裸体的女人和狗(女人熔炼盟狗),c。1861 - 62年,布面油画,65 x 81厘米奥赛博物馆、巴黎
Gustave Courbet was born in 1819 to Régis and Sylvie Oudot Courbet in Ornans (department of Doubs). Being a prosperous farming family, anti-monarchical feelings prevailed in the household. (His maternal grandfather fought in the French Revolution.) Courbet's sisters, Zoé, Zélie and Juliette, were his first models for drawing and painting. After moving to Paris he often returned home to Ornans to hunt, fish and find inspiration.
He went to Paris in 1839 and worked at the studio of Steuben and Hesse. An independent spirit, he soon left, preferring to develop his own style by studying the paintings of Spanish, Flemish and French masters in the Louvre, and painting copies of their work.
His first works were an Odalisque inspired by the writing of Victor Hugo and a Léliaillustrating George Sand, but he soon abandoned literary influences, choosing instead to base his paintings on observed reality. Among his paintings of the early 1840s are several self-portraits, Romantic in conception, in which the artist portrayed himself in various roles. These include Self-Portrait with Black Dog (c. 1842–44, accepted for exhibition at the 1844 Paris Salon), the theatrical Self-Portrait which is also known as Desperate Man (c. 1843–45), Lovers in the Countryside (1844, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon), The Sculptor (1845), The Wounded Man (1844–54, Musée d'Orsay, Paris),The Cellist, Self-Portrait (1847, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, shown at the 1848 Salon), and Man with a Pipe (1848–49,Musée Fabre, Montpellier).
Trips to the Netherlands and Belgium in 1846–47 strengthened Courbet's belief that painters should portray the life around them, as Rembrandt, Hals and other Dutch masters had. By 1848, he had gained supporters among the younger critics, the Neo-romantics and Realists, notably Champfleury
Courbet achieved his first Salon success in 1849 with his painting After Dinner at Ornans. The work, reminiscent ofChardin and Le Nain, earned Courbet a gold medal and was purchased by the state. The gold medal meant that his works would no longer require jury approval for exhibition at the Salon—an exemption Courbet enjoyed until 1857 (when the rule changed).
In 1849-50, Courbet painted Stone-Breakers (destroyed in the Allied Bombing of Dresden in 1945), which Proudhon admired as an icon of peasant life; it has been called "the first of his great works".The painting was inspired by a scene Courbet witnessed on the roadside. He later explained to Champfleury and the writer Francis Wey: "It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to come to my studio the next morning."
Courbet painted figurative compositions, landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes. He courted controversy by addressing social issues in his work, and by painting subjects that were considered vulgar, such as the rural bourgeoisie, peasants, and working conditions of the poor. His work, along with that of Honoré Daumier and Jean-François Millet, became known as Realism. For Courbet realism dealt not with the perfection of line and form, but entailed spontaneous and rough handling of paint, suggesting direct observation by the artist while portraying the irregularities in nature. He depicted the harshness in life, and in so doing challenged contemporary academic ideas of art.
Main article: A Burial At Ornans
The Salon of 1850–1851 found him triumphant withThe Stone Breakers, the Peasants of Flagey and A Burial at Ornans. The Burial, one of Courbet's most important works, records the funeral of his grand uncle which he attended in September 1848. People who attended the funeral were the models for the painting. Previously, models had been used as actors in historical narratives, but in Burial Courbet said he "painted the very people who had been present at the interment, all the townspeople". The result is a realistic presentation of them, and of life in Ornans.
The vast painting—it measures 10 by 22 feet (3.1 by 6.6 meters)—drew both praise and fierce denunciations from critics and the public, in part because it upset convention by depicting a prosaic ritual on a scale which would previously have been reserved for a religious or royal subject.
According to the art historian Sarah Faunce, "In Paris the Burial was judged as a work that had thrust itself into the grand tradition of history painting, like an upstart in dirty boots crashing a genteel party, and in terms of that tradition it was of course found wanting." The painting lacks the sentimental rhetoric that was expected in a genre work: Courbet's mourners make no theatrical gestures of grief, and their faces seemed more caricatured than ennobled. The critics accused Courbet of a deliberate pursuit of ugliness.
Eventually, the public grew more interested in the new Realist approach, and the lavish, decadent fantasy of Romanticism lost popularity. The artist well understood the importance of the painting. Courbet said of it, "The Burial at Ornans was in reality the burial of Romanticism."
Courbet became a celebrity, and was spoken of as a genius, a "terrible socialist" and a "savage". He actively encouraged the public's perception of him as an unschooled peasant, while his ambition, his bold pronouncements to journalists, and his insistence on depicting his own life in his art gave him a reputation for unbridled vanity.
Courbet associated his ideas of realism in art with political anarchism, and, having gained an audience, he promoted democratic and socialist ideas by writing politically motivated essays and dissertations. His familiar visage was the object of frequent caricature in the popular French press.
In 1850, he wrote to a friend:
During the 1850s, Courbet painted numerous figurative works using common folk and friends as his subjects, such asVillage Damsels (1852), the Wrestlers (1853), Bathers (1853), The Sleeping Spinner (1853), and The Wheat Sifters (1854).
In 1855, Courbet submitted fourteen paintings for exhibition at theExposition Universelle. Three were rejected for lack of space, includingA Burial at Ornans and his other monumental canvas The Artist's Studio. Refusing to be denied, Courbet took matters into his own hands. He displayed forty of his paintings, including The Artist's Studio, in his own gallery called The Pavilion of Realism (Pavillon du Réalisme) which was a temporary structure that he erected next door to the official Salon-like Exposition Universelle.
The work is an allegory of Courbet's life as a painter, seen as an heroic venture, in which he is flanked by friends and admirers on the right, and challenges and opposition to the left. Friends on the right include theart critics Champfleury, and Charles Baudelaire, and art collector Alfred Bruyas. On the left are figures (priest, prostitute, grave digger, merchant and others) who represent what Courbet described in a letter to Champfleury as "the other world of trivial life, the people, misery, poverty, wealth, the exploited and the exploiters, the people who live off death."
In the foreground of the left-hand side is a man with dogs, who was not mentioned in Courbet's letter to Champfleury. X-rays show he was painted in later, but his role in the painting is important: he is an allegory of the then current French Emperor, Napoleon III, identified by his famous hunting dogs and iconic twirled moustache. By placing him on the left, Courbet publicly shows his disdain for the emperor and depicts him as a criminal, suggesting that his "ownership" of France is an illegal one.
Although artists like Eugène Delacroix were ardent champions of his effort, the public went to the show mostly out of curiosity and to deride him. Attendance and sales were disappointing, but Courbet's status as a hero to the Frenchavant-garde became assured. He was admired by the American James McNeill Whistler, and he became an inspiration to the younger generation of French artists including Édouard Manet and the Impressionist painters. The Artist's Studio was recognized as a masterpiece by Delacroix, Baudelaire, and Champfleury, if not by the public.
Courbet wrote a Realist manifesto for the introduction to the catalogue of this independent, personal exhibition, echoing the tone of the period's political manifestos. In it he asserts his goal as an artist "to translate the customs, the ideas, the appearance of my epoch according to my own estimation."
In the Salon of 1857 Courbet showed six paintings. These included Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine (Summer), depicting two prostitutes under a tree, as well as the first of many hunting scenes Courbet was to paint during the remainder of his life: Hind at Bay in the Snow and The Quarry.
Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine, painted in 1856, provoked a scandal. Art critics accustomed to conventional, "timeless" nude women in landscapes were shocked by Courbet's depiction of modern women casually displaying their undergarments.
By exhibiting sensational works alongside hunting scenes, of the sort that had brought popular success to the English painter Edwin Landseer, Courbet guaranteed himself "both notoriety and sales". During the 1860s, Courbet painted a series of increasingly erotic works such as Femme nue couchée.
This culminated in The Origin of the World (L'Origine du monde) (1866), which depicts female genitalia and was not publicly exhibited until 1988, and Sleep(1866), featuring two women in bed. The latter painting became the subject of a police report when it was exhibited by a picture dealer in 1872.
Until about 1861, Napoléon's regime had exhibited authoritarian characteristics, using press censorship to prevent the spread of opposition, manipulating elections, and depriving Parliament the right to free debate or any real power. In the 1860s, however, Napoléon III made more concessions to placate his liberal opponents. This change began by allowing free debates in Parliament and public reports of parliamentary debates. Press censorship, too, was relaxed and culminated in the appointment of the Liberal Émile Ollivier, previously a leader of the opposition to Napoléon's regime, as the de facto Prime Minister in 1870. As a sign of appeasement to the Liberals who admired Courbet, Napoleon III nominated him to the Legion of Honour in 1870. His refusal of the cross of the Legion of Honour angered those in power but made him immensely popular with those who opposed the prevailing regime.