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February 21–May 14, 2006 at the Getty Center

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Looking at the Landscapes: Courbet and Modernism

Looking at the Landscapes: Courbet and Modernism
Papers from a Symposium Held at the J. Paul Getty Museum on March 18, 2006

With a Preface by Mary Morton

In this day-long 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 five papers presented here comprise the J. Paul Getty Museum's first online-only publication.
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Courbet and the Modern Landscape

Courbet and the Modern Landscape
By Mary Morton and Charlotte Eyerman with an essay by Dominique de Font-Réaulx

While Courbet was known for his large scale, provocative figural works of the 1840s and 1850s, this book argues that his landscape paintings of the 1860s were even more influential for later avant-garde art.
(Cloth: $45.00)

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Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884

Gustave Le Gray, 1820–1884
By Sylvie Aubenas, with contributions by Anne Cartier-Bresson, Joachim Bonnemaison, Barthélémy Jobert, Claude Schopp, Mercedes Volait, and Henri Zerner

The definitive work on the photographer Le Gray.
(Cloth: $100.00; paper: $50.00)

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Landscape with a Calm / Poussin

Landscapes, Classical to Modern: Lessons and Ideas for Discussion
Explore landscapes with your students by examining the distinct ways artists have portrayed the world around them. This curriculum developed by J. Paul Getty Museum education staff is designed for elementary and secondary school teachers. By studying landscape art, students gain a sense of nature and history and learn to see their own surroundings more clearly.

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