Gustave Courbet, 1864 - Woman with White Stockings (The Woman with white stockings) - fine art print

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In 1864 the male artist Gustave Courbet made this 19th century piece of art. The 150 year old version of the artwork measures the size: Overall: 25 9/16 x 31 7/8 in (65 x 81 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the European artist as the technique for the work of art. It is part of the Barnes Foundation's art collection in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. With courtesy of Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation, Merion and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (license: public domain).Creditline of the artwork: . On top of that, alignment is landscape and has an image ratio of 1.2 : 1, which implies that the length is 20% longer than the width. Gustave Courbet was a painter, sculptor, communard of French nationality, whose art style can primarily be attributed to Realism. The painter lived for 58 years and was born in the year 1819 in Ornans, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France and passed away in 1877.

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Woman with White Stockings is one of several explicitly sexual paintings Gustave Courbet produced during the 1860s. Sleepers (Musee du Petit Palais, Paris), for example, a scandalous canvas of 1866, shows two nude women entwined in erotic abandon; The Origin of the World (Musee d'Orsay, Paris), though it does not show a sexual act, is even more radical for its frank, close-up view of female genitalia. In the latter painting, the body is truncated at the knees and breasts.The present work shows a nude woman reclining outdoors, wearing only one red shoe and a long stocking pulled up over her knee. Her clothing sits piled in the grass, while a body of water appears at right; in a sense, then, the painting contains the conventional tropes of the bather-in-a-landscape subject. Yet here, the contained sensuality of the traditional bather picture is turned inside out, and the viewer is given a full glimpse of the woman's sex. Indeed, this is the picture's subject, as it is in The Origin of the World, though here a hint of narrative heightens the erotic effect. While the sexual act is not shown, it is implied. The nude looks seductively at a presence outside the frame-this is perhaps a moment postcopulation, as she sits awkwardly pulling on her clothes. The setting is strange, uncomfortable, as she leans near a precipice and rests her naked bottom next to a dirt path. This is not nature in harmony with the female body, a la Pierre-Auguste Renoir, but rather nature used, hastily, as a place for sex. Both Sleepers and The Origin of the World were commissioned by the Turkish diplomat Khalil Bey. While the early ownership history of Woman with White Stockings is unknown (Albert Barnes bought it from the dealer Henri Barbazanges in 1926), it is likely that it, too, was originally a commission made for private enjoyment; the work was never exhibited during the 19th century. There is some speculation that the painting represents Courbet's mistress, Leontine Renaude. This seems unlikely, however, as Courbet ended the relationship with Renaude in 1862, two years before completing this picture. Martha Lucy, The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks (New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2012), 145-146.

Structured artwork details

Title of the work of art: "Woman with White Stockings (The Woman with white stockings)"
Categorization of the artpiece: painting
Broad category: modern art
Period: 19th century
Created: 1864
Age of artwork: around 150 years
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Artwork original dimensions: Overall: 25 9/16 x 31 7/8 in (65 x 81 cm)
Exhibited in: Barnes Foundation
Place of the museum: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Available under: Barnes Foundation
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation, Merion and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The painter

Name of the artist: Gustave Courbet
Aliases: courbert, G. Courbet, courbet gustave, Gust. Courbet, Courbet Jean Desire Gustave, קורבה גוסטב, Courbet, courbet gustav, Gustave Courbet, Courbet G., gustav courbet, Kurbe Gi︠u︡stav, courbet g., Courbet Gustave, Courbet Jean-Desire-Gustave
Gender: male
Nationality: French
Professions of the artist: sculptor, painter, communard
Home country: France
Artist classification: modern artist
Art styles: Realism
Died aged: 58 years
Born in the year: 1819
City of birth: Ornans, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France
Year died: 1877
Died in (place): La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland

Product materials our customers can choose

We offer a range of different materials and sizes for every product. In order match your personal requirements perfectly, you can choose among the following product customization options:

  • Poster print (canvas material): A poster print is a printed canvas with a granular finish on the surface. A poster is ideally used for putting the art replica with a custom frame. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster print we add a white margin of something between 2-6cm round about the painting in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): An acrylic glass print, often referenced as a plexiglass print, transforms the original artwork into beautiful wall décor. Your artwork is being made thanks to the help of state-of-the-art UV direct printing technology. With an acrylic glass fine art print contrasts and small artwork details become identifiable with the help of the granular gradation.
  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): These are metal prints on alu dibond with an impressive effect of depth, which creates a contemporary impression thanks to a non-reflective surface structure. A direct Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is your best start to prints on aluminum. The white & bright parts of the artpiece shimmer with a silk gloss but without the glare. The colors of the print are luminous, the fine details are clear and crisp, and the print has a a matte appearance you can literally feel. This UV print on aluminium is one of the most popular entry-level products and is a sophisticated way to display art reproductions, because it puts all of the viewer’s focus on the artwork.
  • Canvas: A canvas print, not to be confused with a canvas painting, is an image printed on a canvas fabric. The canvas print generates a attractive, pleasant impression. A canvas print has the advantage of being relatively low in weight. This means, it is easy to hang the Canvas print without the help of additional wall-mounts. Canvas prints are suited for all types of walls.

Item background data

Product categorization: wall art
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production method: digital printing (UV direct print)
Manufacturing: produced in Germany
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product use: home décor, wall gallery
Alignment of the artwork: landscape format
Side ratio: length : width - 1.2 : 1
Implication: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available material options: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium dibond print: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Frame: no frame

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