A self portrait of artist Gustave Courbet as a young man in despair.
The close up image shows the artists eyes wide open that devours the viewer. This painting makes Gustave leap out of the canvas. His face has a lot of despair, but it's unclear why this emotion is portrayed. This portrait is also landscape while most paintings are usually portrait.
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Oil on Canvas
Art during the Romanticism period.
Gustave Courbet, “Le Désespéré,” Enlightenmens, accessed March 22, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/584.