Gustave Courbet: Le désespéré (Self Portrait, The Desperate Man)
Oil on canvase
H. 45 ; L. 54 cm
Photo courtesy of Musée d'Orsay
Gustave Courbet 1819 - 1877
PARIS • Grand Palais • Ongoing
|All of bad boy Courbet’s work between 1840 and 1877 is presented here, highlighting its richness, complexity and its many links to the social and political issues of the time. Around the Musée d'Orsay’s large paintings, Burial at Ornans and The Artist’s Studio, about one hundred and twenty paintings, thirty graphic works and about sixty photographs are presented from the Petit Palais and the Musée Fabre in Montpellier.|
Part of the exhibition is also devoted to arge hunting scenes and the relationship between early photography and Courbet’s work, both of which confront pictorial tradition and question the representation of the real world.
And yes, in Courbet's Self-portrait Le désespéré (Self Portrait, The Desperate Man) on the left, there is a striking resemblance to the American film actor Johnny Depp.
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