Death of Gustave Courbet
|Topic||Death of Gustave Courbet|
|Notes||". . . acted more to get rid of an obnoxious piece of bad art."|
78 January 5 Academy
The death of Courbet.
Rossetti, William M. "Gustave Courbet." Academy (January 5, 1878): 16. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti memorializes French painter Gustave Courbet who died in exile after imprisonment in France for political reasons, even though Rossetti claims the act for which he was tried and convicted was "more to get rid of an obnoxious piece of bad art than from any political motive." Courbet's expatriation, a result of his inability to pay for the replacement ordered by the French court, shortened the artist's life due to "endless mortification and worry," according to Rossetti.
Rossetti provides a brief biographical sketch of the artist's life and training, as well as some of his early works and his most masterly successes.
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