gustave courbet the desperate man self-portrait 440 eric bourdon

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The Desperate Man

Oil painting on canvas by Gustave Courbet
Artwork size : 45 x 54 cm, 1843-1845
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     The Desperate Man is a painting by the French painter Gustave Courbet. The artwork is a self-portrait of the artist. It is thought that he made this painting between 1843 and 1845, at the beginning of his installation in Paris. It shows him “desperate” but especially in full youth.

     Courbet was very attached to this canvas since he took it with him into exile in Switzerland in 1873. A few years later, Dr. Paul Collin at the bedside of Courbet during his last days, describes the painter’s studio and, more particularly, “a painting representing Courbet with a desperate expression and that he had entitled Despair for this reason”.

     The painting belongs to a private investment collection, but was exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in 2007.

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magic mushroom eric bourdon

 

     Ninth day of the step-by-step creation of a new painting. And our egg turns suddenly into a magic mushroom…

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bird in sight eric bourdon

 

     And eight ! The step-by-step creation of a new acrylic painting continues. A bird in sight !

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alfred sisley landscapes eric bourdon 440

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The bridge at Moret (Le pont de Moret)

Oil painting on canvas by Alfred Sisley, 1893
73 x 92 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

 

     Born in Paris in 1839, Alfred Sisley is a British artist painter and engraver, attached to the Impressionist movement and living and working mainly in France. He will be admitted to the Salon of French Artists in 1866, 1868 and 1870.

     The pictorial language of Alfred Sisley has always been strongly in keeping with Impressionism, but he has also always shown his attachment to his first inspirers, Jean-Baptiste Corot and Charles-François Daubigny. Sisley is exclusively a landscape painter, one who, with Claude Monet, best sought and succeeded in expressing the most subtle nuances of nature in the Impressionist landscapes. His paintings show his keen interest in the colorful impressions of trees and buildings, and the changing play of light and clouds above the landscape.

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lightness darkness eric bourdon

 

     Seventh episode of the live creation of a new painting. Between lightness and darkness…

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traces of life eric bourdon

 

     Episode six of the live creation of a new painting. Some traces of life…

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upside down eric bourdon

 

     Fifth round of the continuous creation of a new acrylic painting. Reversal of situation…

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avenue of the grand charles oil on linen patrick palczy wm 440 eric bourdon

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Avenue of the Grand Charles

Oil painting on linen canvas
© Patrick Palczy, 2018
Dimensions : 80 x 80 cm

 

     Brand new oil painting done with brushes and painting knives by Patrick Palczy, painter of urban landscapes. The artist and his work can be discovered at the Atelier A3, 10 Rue Saint Génois in Lille. The workshop is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am-7:00pm. The Avenue of the Grand Charles is for sale at 650 euros.

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theory of augmented chaos eric bourdon

 

     Fourth episode of the live creation (WIP) of a new acrylic painting. Today, a pinch of augmented chaos…

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free lines canvas eric bourdon

 

     Third step of live creation (or WIP : Work in progress) of a new painting. Lines that dance freely on the canvas…

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