The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous about his paintings? Courbet had the audacity to paint (gasp) real women in the nude. Courbet and Realism Born in 1819 in a small town in France, Courbet was initially inspired by the artistic greats: Rembrandt, … Continue reading The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet