Happy birthday Gustave Courbet!
This June 10, we celebrate the birthday of the painter Gustave Courbet. Leader of the realist movement, and committed artist, he became famous by raising the image of peasants and workers to the rank of noble subjects. He is the author of world-famous paintings such as "The Desperate" or "The Origin of the World". To learn more about the painter and his work, click here!

Gustave Courbet, The Painter’s Studio: A Real Allegory Summing Up Seven Years of My Life as an Artist, oil on canvas, 361 x 598 cm (Musée d’Orsay) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Content produced by : Smart History

On the agenda
video - 8:17
Courbet, The Painter’s Studio
By: SmartHistory
video - 10:23
The Case for Realism
By: The Art Assignment
podcast - 35:29
Shock Art : Courbet’s The Origin of the world
By: ArtCurious
podcast - 7:30
The Stonebreakers by Gustave Courbet
By: Accessible art history
video - 6:35
The Gustave Courbet exhibition
By: Fondation Beyeler