Courbet

[ koor-be ]

noun
  1. Gus·tave [gys-tav], /güsˈtav/, 1819–77, French painter.

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How to use Courbet in a sentence

  • It is at once confining and infinitely sinuous, so at Biennale-time it abounds with situations I call Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!

    My Biennale Favorites | Anthony Haden-Guest | June 8, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Pierre Courbet, a stocking weaver, was torn from his loom by an armed band, and shot at his own door.

  • He never execrated Courbet and denounced ce damn Ralisme so violently as in the autumn of 1867.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • With Courbet, we come to an influence which cannot be doubted, much as Whistler regretted it as time went on.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • They not only studied in the Louvre, but joined the group at Bonvin's studio to work from the model under Courbet.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • M. Duret even sees in Courbet's "Manifestoes" forerunners of Whistler's letters at a later date to the papers.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell

British Dictionary definitions for Courbet

Courbet

/ (French kurbɛ) /


noun
  1. Gustave (ɡystav). 1819–77, French painter, a leader of the realist movement; noted for his depiction of contemporary life

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