Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.
Quote by Gustave Courbet
Gustave Courbet Quotes
I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one...
When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see...
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of...
The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist...
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual...
France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.
I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one...
Fine art is knowledge made visible.
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of...