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Musee Gustave Courbet

5 Rue Froidiere, 25290 Ornans, France
+33 (0)3 81 62 04 98
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Ornans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A good collection of Courbet's work from his earliest paintings to his death. I don't know his work well, so I can't say how representative the collection is, but what's here is pleasing & nicely presented. The temporary exhibition of "erotic" art has some amazing works, including (loaned) pieces by Rodin, Da Vinci, Duchamps, & Degas - surely a mark... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Musee Courbet focuses on the works of Courbet with some other related special exhibits. The exhibit that was up during our visit concerned works of art that related to Courbet's L'Origine du Monde. Very different from other exhibits I've seen and probably not a good one for people who are more prudish or have young children. After visiting the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

An intimate museum featuring works of Courbet, mainly portraits, landscapes and early works. None of his most controversial pieces are here or his large canvasses. But the museum does a good job explaining the progression of his work, the role politics played in his life, and his place in art history. A nice audio/visual presentation talks about his large canvass... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The town of Ornans is a bit like a mini Venice. The Courbet House/Museum is right on the river bank. In fact the see-through staircase of this museum is built over the water, providing an odd sensation as you look at the river below your feet. I enjoyed the paintings and furniture in what had been the Courbet family home.... More

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Clare, sUffolk,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Covers Courbets life comprehensivey, with a great selection of his work, and a good video in English

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The painter Gustave Courbet was born in Ornans. It is a fair tribute to open a museum in the house he was born. But how could you miss such a beautiful town as Ornans. It snuggly stretches in a narrow valley crossed by the Loue River. No wonder that a painter or any artist may be inspired by the beauty... More

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