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Papers from a Symposium Held at the J. Paul Getty Museum on March 18, 2006

In this daylong symposium, a group of international experts and scholars of nineteenth-century art gathered to discuss Courbet's landscape oeuvre and debate his contribution to the history of modern painting, in conjunction with the exhibition Courbet and the Modern Landscape.

The preface by Mary Morton and five papers presented here comprise the J. Paul Getty Museum's first online-only publication.


Looking at the Landscapes: Courbet and Modernism (15.9MB, 87 pp.)

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Mary Morton
(1MB, 5 pp.)
Mary Morton is Associate Curator of Paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


David Bomford
Rough Manners: Reflections on Courbet and Seventeenth-Century Painting
(2.5MB, 13 pp.)
David Bomford is Associate Director of Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


Petra ten-Doesschate Chu
The Purposeful Sightseer: Courbet and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Tourism
(3.5MB, 16 pp.)
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu is Professor of Art History at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey


Dominique de Font-Réaulx
Parallel Lines: Gustave Courbet's "Paysages de Mer" and Gustave Le Gray's Seascapes, 1856–70
(1.8MB, 11 pp.)
Dominique de Font-Réaulx is Curator of Photography at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France


Paul Galvez
Painting at the Origin
(2.9MB, 11 pp.)
Paul Galvez is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University in New York


Klaus Herding
"The more you approach nature, the more you must leave it": Another Look at Courbet's Landscape Painting
(4.7MB, 29 pp.)
Klaus Herding is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Frankfurt, Germany

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Looking at the Landscapes