Day: September 10, 2020

MENTAL NOTE #80, COURBET

Behind the Lens

MENTAL NOTE #80: ROBERT HENRI’S PRAISE OF COURBET.

“THE DESPERATE MAN” by COURBET, (A Self-Portrait), 1845.

“There are lots of people who can make sweet colors, nice tones, nice shapes of landscape, all done in nice broad and intelligent-looking brushwork.

Courbet showed in every work what a man he was, what a head and heart he had.”

“THE ART SPIRIT”, Robert Henri, p.18.

Personally, when I look at this self-portrait of Courbet, I say to myself,

“DAMN! I think I feel like that sometimes, and I understand.”

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