Art Lapel Pin representing the “Le Désespéré” painting by Gustave Courbet
Wear the history of art. This is a beautiful art brooch for your clothes, respectful with fabrics.
“The Desperate Man” is an 1843-1845 oil on canvas self-portrait by Gustave Courbet, produced early during his stay in Paris. It is now in the private collection of the Conseil Investissement Art BNP Paribas but was displayed in the Musée d’Orsay’s 2007 Courbet exhibition.
In the 1840s Courbet spent time in the Louvre copying works by José de Ribera, Zurbaran, Velasquez and Rembrandt, which started to influence his work. He broke from his traditional vertical format for the work. He was attached to “The Desperate Man,” taking it with him when he went into exile in Switzerland in 1873. A few years later Dr.Paul Collin’s description of Courbet’s studio included a mention of “a painting showing Courbet with a desperate expression.”
It is currently non-exhibited and belonging to the private collection of the Conseil Investissement Art BNP Paribas
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1.3″ x 1.6″ inches
3.3 x 4 cm
Soft Enamel Pin
Small single cardboard base and envelope
Inspired by “The Desperate Man” by Gustave Courbet (self-portrait)