Gustave Courbet (1819–1877): Winter in the Jura, circa

Gustave Courbet (1819–1877): Winter in the Jura, circa

11/29/2021, 2:59:50 PM
Gustave Courbet (1819–1877): Winter in the Jura, circa 1875, oil on canvas, 50,4 x 60,9 cm, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., USA In this work by Courbet, a single figure trudges through the picture plane towards a bend in the road. Flecks of red draw the viewer’s eye to what remains of the foliage in the Jura Mountains. The painting has a life-like quality that goes beyond any kind of hyperrealism. The special silence of a snow-covered morning has been captured perfectly. Courbet made himself truly free from the restraints of institutions as he always wished to, holding power to “…address the people directly” in self-portraits and scenes of snowy mornings. (The Phillips Collection)

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