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Grotto of Sarrazine near Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne  1864

by Gustave Courbet

[i]To create a living art, that is my aim. [/i] [br]--Gustave Courbet Through a dynamic composition and radical painting technique, Gustave Courbet emphasized the specific qualities of this primordial cave in his native region of the Jura Mountains in eastern France. Earthy hues and textures swirl around a tunnel-like entrance, drawing attention to the clear blue strea...
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