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French painter Gustave Courbet exhibits "Burial at Ornans" and "The Stonebreakers" in Paris

France, 1857, zoomable map
12/30/1850
At the Salon in Paris, French painter Gustave Courbet exhibited "Burial at Ornans" and "The Stonebreakers," two controversial but influential paintings in which straightforward depictions of ordinary people launched Realism as an artistic style. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Philippe de Chennevières, Lettres sur l'art français en 1850 (Argentan, France: Imprimerie de Barbier, 1851), 11, 38-43.

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