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Origin of the World by Courbet

Origin of the World by Courbet

Origin of the World by Courbet Gustave Courbet was born in 1819 in Ornans, a small town in Franche-Comté Region. He was the oldest of four children, and the only son. His family belonged to the bourgeoisie. Courbet came to Paris to study law, but quickly decided to...
Olympia by Manet

Olympia by Manet

Olympia by E.Manet In 1865, Edouard Manet caused a scandal at the Salon des Refusés (Salon of Rejects), exhibition outside of the Official Salon, by presenting his “Olympia”, which he painted two years earlier. This scene of a prostitute waiting for her...
Floor Planers by Caillebotte

Floor Planers by Caillebotte

The Floor Planers by Caillebotte  Under the Third Republic, many city halls commissioned paintings glorifying the virtues of hard work. And it is exactly on this kind of glorification that the impressionist painters made the difference. In some of his paintings,...