Head of a Young Doe by Gustave Courbet

Head of a Young Doe - Gustave Courbet -

Artwork Information

TitleHead of a Young Doe
ArtistGustave Courbet
Dimensions35 x 27 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationMusée Bonnat, Bayonne, France

About Head of a Young Doe

The artwork “Head of a Young Doe” by Gustave Courbet is an exemplary piece of the Realism art movement. Measuring 35 x 27 cm, this animal painting portrays a keen level of detail and lifelike representation that is characteristic of the movement. It is housed at the Musée Bonnat in Bayonne, France, where it adds to their collection of European art.

The artwork captures the delicate and attentive expression of a young doe, showcasing Courbet’s skill in rendering the intricate textures of fur and the animal’s nuanced gaze. The doe’s head is turned slightly to the side, as if captured in a moment of alertness. The background suggests a natural setting with hints of foliage, and the use of lighting and shadow gives the sense of depth and realism. Gustave Courbet’s signature can be seen on the lower part of the artwork, confirming the authenticity of the piece and the artist’s direct involvement in its creation.

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