“I think he sees Hearsay of the Soul as a poem, and doesn’t want to make a documentary—that was a very deliberate choice. It feels very personal, and that’s what makes it interesting.” More»
“To paint human beings, and paint them well—that’s the really difficult thing,” — Gustave Courbet
Courbet’s female nudes shocked critics. He depicted a modern woman in a style referencing classical poses.
The inscription translated reads “Old man, here’s one to send Saint Beuve if he gives us a hard time!”, a reference to literary historian and critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, known for his conservative opinions.