Gustave Courbet, The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet), 1854, oil on canvas, 129 x 149 cm (Musée Fabre, Montpellier). Arguably the most influential artist of nineteenth century French Realism, Gustave Courbet (goos-tav core-bay), is the first major figure that we can identify as avant-garde (ahh-vahhnt guard). This was originally a French military term subsequently adopted for certain radical artists and thinkers.
The Meeting or "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet" (French: La rencontre, ou "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet") is an 1854 painting by Gustave Courbet. The painting is traditionally interpreted as Courbet greeted by his patron Alfred Bruyas, his servant Calas, and his dog while traveling to Montpellier. The composition is based on the Wandering Jew. The Meeting was exhibited in Paris at the 1855 Exhibition Universelle, where critics ridiculed it as "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet".
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Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! : The Bruyas Collection from the Mus?e Fabre, Montpellier. by Michel Hilaire, Sarah Lees, Sylvain Amic. Select Format: Paperback.
Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. This beautifully illustrated book features ninety-four works from Bruyas’s celebrated collection, including nine masterpieces by Courbet as well as important paintings, drawings, and sculptures by such leading French artists of the period as Delacroix, Ingres, Géricault, Millet, Corot, Rousseau, and Barye. The accompanying texts examine Bruyas’s role as one of the few ry private collectors of contemporary art and the significance of his patronage of living artists as well as the well-known but little-scrutinized relationship between Bruyas and Courbet.
In this large work Courbet painted himself meeting Alfred Bruyas, a key patron and supporter. The painting expresses the collector's appreciation of the genius of Courbet. As an extension of Bruyas, the servant is caught in the greatest gesture of respect, but the key point is this moment of mutual appreciation between artist and patron.
Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet by Galerie Jan Krugier. Exhibitions, French Painting, Influence. Gustave Courbet (1819-1877).
Courbet, Bonjour Monsieur Courbet. This is the currently selected item. Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivernais. In his canvas The Meeting or, Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, of 1854, Courbet has painted himself on the right side. This self-portrait offers a number of significant clues as to how the artist thought of himself or perhaps how he wished to be seen. Rather like dressing in the morning or applying makeup (if you do), a self-portrait allows for a degree of control over the way that others perceive you. Courbet, then, is announcing who he is. Our job is to read the clues that this image offers.