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

The Stream at Brème

Oil on canvas, 114 x 89 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Landscape painting is an important area of Courbet's oeuvre. He painted the landscapes where he lived or which he visited. The Stream at Brème shows a spot near Ornans where Courbet was born and spent his youth, and to which he returned many times. In this canvas the vigorous palette and broken brushstrokes are particularly striking.

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