Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) Gustave Courbet Original Title: Le Désespéré Date: 1843 - 1845 Style: Romanticism Genre: self-portrait Dimensions: 54 x 45 cm Location: Private Collection Tags: male-portraits, famous-people, Gustave-Courbet, characters-and-emotions Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 600x491px, View all sizes Many of Courbet’s early paintings from the 1840’s are self-portraits, such as this one. As he had yet to truly develop his realistic painting style, many of these self-portraits are Romantic in style, illustrating the smooth lines and perfection of form of the Romantic school of painting. As a method of self-promotion and advertisement, Courbet made an impression with his self-portraits, and used them to find his own artistic style. After this period, Courbet became convinced that painters should illustrate the world around them as they see it and his realistic work in the later 1840’s gained support among younger realist and neo-romantic painters. Gustave Courbet Famous works Self-Portrait with a Black Dog Gustave Courbet · 1841 The Man Made Mad by Fear Gustave Courbet · 1843 - 1844 The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) Gustave Courbet · 1843 - 1845 A Burial at Ornans Gustave Courbet · 1849 - 1850 The Bathers Gustave Courbet · 1853 The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet) Gustave Courbet · 1854 The Wheat Sifters Gustave Courbet · 1854 - 1855 The Artist’s Studio Gustave Courbet · 1854 - 1855 The Origin of the World Gustave Courbet · 1866 The Sleepers Gustave Courbet · 1866 The Wave Gustave Courbet · 1870 View all 270 artworks Related Artworks Self-portrait with skull-cap Edouard Manet Self Portrait with a Palette Edouard Manet Self Portrait with Beard Chaim Soutine Self Portrait by Curtain Chaim Soutine Self Portrait Chaim Soutine Self-Portrait Lucian Freud Man at Night (Self-Portrait) Lucian Freud Self-Portrait with Hyacinth in a Pot Lucian Freud Man's Head, Small Portrait III (Self-Portrait) Lucian Freud Man's Head, Self Portrait Lucian Freud Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait) Lucian Freud Self-Portrait with Black Eye Lucian Freud Reflection (Self-Portrait) Lucian Freud Self-Portrait Lucian Freud Self-Portrait, Reflection Lucian Freud Self-portrait Diego Velazquez Self-Portrait Diego Velazquez Self-Portrait Diego Velazquez A young Man(Self-Portrait) Diego Velazquez Self-Portrait Diego Velazquez 1 Load more Advertisement.