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2/17/09 Courbet: Miners - “First socialist picture” o Our technology is unable to liberate men from toil o Realism socialism - Not a direct painting, like of a hand, but rather of a life style - Pay attention to the tattered clothing gives the painting character - People are still suffering despite the industrial revolution, the revolution is only helping some people - The heads of these people are anonymous because Courbet
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Unformatted text preview: wants to portray that society only values them for their work, not for their personalities, etc. o Or: Courbet was born in an upper middle class family, so he does not identify with the working class Courbet: Artist’s studio-No longer sot; artist “hero”, instead of the anti-heroes of som...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2009 for the course ART 2600 taught by Professor Bernstock, j during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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