COURBET, GUSTAVE: Kenneth Clark TV - Gustave Courbet - John Berger - Robert Hughes - Matthew Collings TV -
9,865. In France there emerged two painters whose social realism was in the centre of the European tradition: Jean-Francois Millet and Gustave Courbet. They were both revolutionaries. (Art & Civilisation & Artists: Millet & Artists: Courbet) Kenneth Clark, Civilisation: Heroic Materialism 13/13
9,866. Courbet painted an even more impressive example of his sympathy with ordinary people – his enormous picture of a funeral ... Courbet achieves a feeling of equality in the presence of death. (Art & Civilisation & Artists: Courbet & Funeral) ibid.
11,364. In our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free even of governments. The people have my sympathies, I must address myself to them directly. (Artists: Courbet & Society) Gustave Courbet
11,365. No painter before Courbet was ever able to emphasize so uncompromisingly the density and weight of what he was painting. John Berger
11,366. On the left is the realist tradition of the 19th century, with its impulse to social description, radical criticism and meditation on things as they are ... culminating in Courbet at his mightiest. Robert Hughes
110,329. The two artists who opened the door for impressionism were Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet … What unites them artistically is a radical idea: they think art should be real and not false. (Art & Artists: Courbet & Artists: Manet) Matthew Collings, Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice, Channel 4 2004
110,331. Courbet will make himself the leader and the personification of the realist style. (Art & Artists: Courbet) ibid.
110,332. Courbet started painting enormous group portraits of his own people from his own region. (Art & Artists: Courbet) ibid.