Gustave Courbet Quotes

The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it... view

By: Gustave Courbet

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal... view

By: Gustave Courbet

When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them.. view

By: Gustave Courbet

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired... view

By: Gustave Courbet

Fine art is knowledge made visible... view

By: Gustave Courbet

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside... view

By: Gustave Courbet

I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom.. view

By: Gustave Courbet

I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota... view

By: Gustave Courbet

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things... view

By: Gustave Courbet

Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired... view

By: Gustave Courbet