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The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture

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The modern artist strives to be independent of the public's taste--and yet depends on the public for a living. Petra Chu argues that the French Realist Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) understood this dilemma perhaps better than any painter before him. In The Most Arrogant Man in France , the first comprehensive reinterpretation of Courbet in a generation, Chu tells the fascinating story of how, in the initial age of mass media and popular high art, this important artist managed to achieve an unprecedented measure of artistic ...

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The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth-Century Media Culture
2007, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691126791

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