Gustave Courbet mostly taught himself how to paint. He was noted as the founder of Realism, but only claimed the title of Realist. He recorded life by painting it as exactly as he saw it. Courbet was a loner and a political radical.
Smith, Roberta. “Seductive Rebel Who Kept It Real.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 28 Feb. 2008. Web. 03 Sept. 2017.
Jo, La Belle Irlandaise
She looks in her mirror to see herself. Maybe she doesn’t like what she sees. Maybe she looks in the mirror to remind herself of who she truly is.
- Jo, La Belle Irlandaise,
- Gustave Courbet (French, Ornans 1819–1877 La Tour-de-Peilz)