COURBET, Gustave
(b. 1819, Ornans, d. 1877, La Tour-de-Peilz)

Rocky Landscape near Ornans

Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Courbet was drawn to the region around his hometown, Ornans, with its stream-filled valleys that are deeply carved into the landscape and bordered by the typical rock formations of the Jura. The overall sombre colouring, with the rich green contrasted with a vibrant pale blue, conveys the melancholy character of the rugged Jura landscape.

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