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The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture

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The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture - Chu, Petra Ten-Doesschate

The modern artist strives to be independent of the public's taste--and yet depends on the public for a living. Petra Chu argues that the French Realist Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) understood this dilemma perhaps better than any painter before him. In "The Most Arrogant Man in France," the first comprehensive reinterpretation of Courbet in a ... Read More