Landscape with Rocky Cliffs and a Waterfall  1872

by Gustave Courbet

At the time of the Hague School, the French painter Courbet enjoyed a certain notoriety. He styled himself as a rebel and refused to align himself with any specific style. Instead he began a one-man movement: ‘Realism’. He tried to render the ruggedness of nature by applying the paint to the canvas spontaneously, often with a palette knife. [br]He painted these cliffs in ...
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