Sunday, October 28, 2007

grand palais

grand palais
Originally uploaded by gverster_artwork.

the grand palais is full of courbets right now waiting for my greedy eyes...
g.courbet, the realist...the rule-breaker, the scandalous, the free-spirit, the counter-idealist...the absolute...

"to know in order to be capable , that was my idea. to be able to translate the customs, the ideas, the appearance of my epoch according to my own appreciation of it [to be not only a painter but a man,] in a word, to create living art, that is my goal."...[from the realist manifesto, 1855]...see entire manifesto in french under la belle plume on sidebar

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