Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Cliffs at Etretat after a Storm (detail) The Cliff at Etretat after the Storm

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The painting was executed in the summer of 1869 at Etretat, at the same time as The Wave (or The Stormy Sea), and both were sent to the Salon the following year. The paintings almost form a pair, representing, in two acts, the dramatic force of nature; both are images of majestic and colossal energy. In the serenity after the storm, Courbet changes the proportion of land to sea and sky, including here the best-known geological sight of Etretat, the so-called Porte d

Keywords

Paris, France, Style: French Realist, School: Realist, Dynasty: French, Movement: Realism, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

Time Period

1869

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF1087

The Cliffs at Etretat after a Storm (detail) The Cliff at Etretat after the Storm

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