Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Funeral at Ornans (detail) A Burial at Ornans

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Abstract

The painting belonged to Juliette Courbet, who gave it to the State in 1881. The composition, exhibited at the Salon in 1850-1851, was conceived and executed in Ornans. This masterpiece by Courbet is highly important since it depicts a religious rite within the social reality of its time. The figures are portrayed as they celebrate a Christian rite, a funeral, not in the sacredness of a church. In the painting, approximately fifty fellow townspeople are represented, such as the painter

Keywords

Paris, France, Ornans, France, Style: French Realist, School: Realist, Movement: Realism, French, Painting;

Subject: topical

Style: French Realist; School: Realist; Movement: Realism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Ornans, France

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picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0180

The Funeral at Ornans (detail) A Burial at Ornans

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