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How Landscape Means: Courbet and His Territory

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Courbet's landscapes have no narrative, yet they still create meaning. How? Art historian Linda Nochlin answers this question by examining the sites Courbet chose to paint and the strategies he used to depict them. She also explores the uniqueness of Courbet's imagery by comparing his landscapes to those of artists who preceded and followed him.

Complements the current exhibition Courbet and the Modern Landscape.

About Linda Nochlin
Linda Nochlin is the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She has studied the work of Gustave Courbet for nearly four decades and is renowned for her publications on Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, as well as her insights into the social and political issues revealed in the work of artists. Nochlin is also known for her groundbreaking work to advance the cause of women artists, which began as early as 1971 with her article "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"

Valley of the Loue / Courbet

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