Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
More Quotes By Gustave Courbet
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.Gustave Courbet
I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.Gustave Courbet
Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.Gustave Courbet
When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.Gustave Courbet