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Cascade in a Rocky Landscape

Gustave Courbetabout 1872-1874

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields


  • Title: Cascade in a Rocky Landscape
  • Date Created: about 1872-1874
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: James E. Roberts Fund
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/21577
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • wall label: With its cascade and rocky terrain, this image is typical of the settings favored by Courbet. The thick, vigorous brushwork-purposefully different from the slick surfaces of idealized neo-classical landscapes-has the direct, realistic approach of this free-thinking artist. Courbet's independent attitude and energetic handling of paint were liberating influences for the emerging Impressionist artists. This canvas was probably painted in Swtizerland, where Courbet was exiled in 1873 due to his political protests, which included helping to topple the Vend“me column in Paris.
  • measurements: 22 3/4 x 29 in.
  • Artist: Courbet, Gustave


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