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The 260 Artworks of Gustave Courbet and of media Oil On Canvas



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Gustave Courbet - Woman with a ParrotWoman with a ParrotGustave Courbet

Galvanized by the success of Cabanel's Birth of Venus (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) at the Salon of 1863, Courbet sought to challenge the French Academy on its own terms with a painting of a nude that would be accepted by the increasingly rigid—and arbitrary—Salon jury. His first attempt, in 1864, was reje...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
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Gustave Courbet - The origin of the worldThe origin of the worldGustave Courbet

French painter Gustave Courbet made “L'Origine du monde” or “The Origin of the World” in 1866. Here, he closes up on a naked woman’s abdomen and genitals. She’s spreading her legs as she lies on a bed. The erotic nature of the work is emphasized by the way the nude body and her parts are framed. Con...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)