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Courbet ,who in his pictures constantly examined himself and his artistry, often re-worked his portraits according to his moods and viewpoints, and it is possible that the painful separation from his lover in the years between 1851-54 prompted "The Wounded Man". He sees himself as wounded by heartache and abandoned in a twilit landscape.One can hardly overlook the similarity between his figure and that of Christ. Identifying with Christ gave the artist the possibility of expressing his status as that of a pariah fired by an ideal, as one burdened with insight in an uncomprehending society.
Vienna, Austria, Paris, France, Style: French Realist, School: Realist, Movement: Realism, French, Painting;, Painting
Style: French Realist; School: Realist; Movement: Realism; French; Painting;
Vienna, Austria; Paris, France
University of South Florida USF
Art and Art History (Saskia)
Unknown, "Wounded Man (Self Portrait) Portrait of the Artist, called "The Wounded Man"" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2724.