Happy Birthday Gustave Courbet: 10th June 1819
The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet) by Gustave Courbet, 1854. This painting always puts a smile on my face. I don’t know if its the weird scale system, (don’t the figures look far too big for the surrounding landscape?!) or if its the fact that Courbet on the right looks like a combination between a hippy and an escaped convict.