Gustave Courbet Quote

It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to come to my studio the next morning.


c. 1850's. Explaining to Champfleury and the writer Francis Wey; as quoted on Wikipedia; Masanès, Fabrice 2006, p. 31

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It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to...

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It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to...

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It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to...

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It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting. I told them to...