Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Wounded Man (Self Portrait) Portrait of the Artist, called

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Vienna, Austria; Paris, France

Time Period

Ca. 1866

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0284

Wounded Man (Self Portrait) Portrait of the Artist, called

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