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Since Courbet, its been believed that painting is addressed to the retina. That was everyones error. The retinal shudder! Before, painting had other functions: it could be religious, philosophical, moral ... our whole century is completely retinal, except for the Surrealists, who tried to go outside it somewhat.
— Marcel Duchamp —

Since Courbet, it's been believed that painting is addressed to the retina. That was everyone's error. The retinal shudder! Before, painting had other functions: it could be religious, philosophical, moral ... our whole century is completely retinal, except for the Surrealists, who tried to go outside it somewhat.

— Marcel Duchamp

A Gustave Courbet portrait of a trout has more death in it than Rubens could get in a whole Crucifixion.

— Robert Hughes

The paradox in the evolution of French painting from Courbet to Cezanne is how it was brought to the verge of abstraction in and by its very effort to transcribe visual appearance with ever greater fidelity.

— Clement Greenberg

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