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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Gustave Courbet
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New York, NY 10028-0918


February 27th, 2008 - May 18th, 2008
 
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This is the first full retrospective of the French artist Gustave Courbet (1819–1877) in thirty years, presenting some 130 works by this pioneering figure in the history of modernism, from his seminal manifesto paintings of the 1850s to the views of his native Ornans and portraits of his friends and family. The exhibition also includes a selection of nineteenth-century photographs that relate to Courbet's work, especially his landscapes and nudes. The works are drawn from public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.


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