Gustave Courbet Quotes

Top 20 wise famous quotes and sayings by Gustave Courbet

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Gustave Courbet quotes: France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside. France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.
Gustave Courbet quotes: When I am no longer controversial, I will no longer be important When I am no longer controversial, I will no longer be important
Gustave Courbet quotes: I have never seen either angels or goddesses, so I am not interested in painting them. I have never seen either angels or goddesses, so I am not interested in painting them.
Gustave Courbet quotes: The principle of realism means denial of the ideal. The principle of realism means denial of the ideal.
Gustave Courbet quotes: Fine art is knowledge made visible. Fine art is knowledge made visible.
Gustave Courbet quotes: Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal. Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
Gustave Courbet quotes: Art is a wholly physical language whose words are all the visible objects. Art is a wholly physical language whose words are all the visible objects.
Gustave Courbet quotes: Beauty lies in nature and reveals, once the artist has perceived it, its own expressive power. Beauty lies in nature and reveals, once the artist has perceived it, its own expressive power.
Gustave Courbet quotes: Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things. Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.
Gustave Courbet quotes: Titles have never given a just idea of things; were it otherwise, the work would be superfluous. Titles have never given a just idea of things; were it otherwise, the work would be superfluous.
Gustave Courbet quotes: I have never seen an angel. Show me an angel, and I'll paint one. I have never seen an angel. Show me an angel, and I'll paint one.
Gustave Courbet quotes: I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times & intense in quest of the sacred knowing of I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times & intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.