2011 saw the opening of a new museum at Ornans, Courbet’s birth place. The museum concentrates on two elements of Courbet’s work: ’his strong social ideas and a new aesthetic concept’ and say that they want to provide visitors with a ’genuine and vivid understanding of both the society to which Courbet belonged, and the influence that the painter himself had on the art of his time’.
A look at the works in their opening exhibition could provide us with a fascinating overview of Courbet’s painting.
Talk in French by Agnès Ness
Members : £5 / Non members : £8
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Picture: Le désepéré by Gustave Courbet (1843-45), collection particulière