Gustave Courbet at the Beyeler Foundation

Courbet final


The Foundation Beyeler presents an exhibition devoted to Gustave Courbet from 7th September 2014. Featuring self-portraits, seascapes and female figures, the exhibition will highlight Courbet’s innovative use of colour. Other themes of the exhibition include the break with academic tradition and the development of Realism in art, Courbet’s revolutionary impasto painting technique, which expressed his individuality as an artist, and his playful treatment of traditional motifs and symbols.