French artist, Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877) was known for his realistic paintings. His paintings highlighted social problems of his time. Courbet designed aggresive compositions and used light and color to create atmosphere. In his painting The Wheat Sifters (1854), Courbet paints about the problems of the poor. His skillful composition and use of color are apparent. His diagonal shapes add movement and energy to the painting. He models the figures with warm light and color temperature; note the structure and volume of the middle figure. (Jordi Vigue, Great Masters of Western Art)
You can receive updates of my posts by email or by subscription. Subscribe in the right upper widgets (http://artbyarlene.blogspot.com). Forward this article to interested friends and family. Also join my Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arlene-Babad/140627012279 ). Follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/artbybabad). Keep informed of sales.
Buy fine art prints of my paintings; select support (archival art paper, canvas, more) and size. http://arlene-babad.fineartamerica.com See my shop app on my Facebook Fan page.