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 email@example.com 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 Wave Gustave Courbet Date: 1870 Style: Realism Genre: landscape Media: oil, canvas Location: Private Collection Tags: storm-and-tempest, seas-and-oceans File Source: www.the-athenaeum.org References: www.theartstory.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 704x600px, View all sizes Many early Modernists were influenced by Japanese prints and it is argued that Courbet is one of the first to be affected by this Eastern aesthetic. Likely, taking a cue from the prints, he shows us a slice of water closed off from the view of vast space. The painting epitomizes Courbet's landscapes and seascapes that were always composed of broken patches of paint loaded in both the dark and light areas. Such painterly treatment was inspiration to the budding Impressionists. 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 Landscape near Villerville Charles-Francois Daubigny The Morning after the Revolution, Valparaiso James McNeill Whistler Crepuscule in Opal Trouville James McNeill Whistler Grey and Silver Old Battersea Reach James McNeill Whistler Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean James McNeill Whistler Jetty at Boulogne Edouard Manet The Themse in Erith Charles-Francois Daubigny Crepuscule in Flesh Color and Green: Valparaiso James McNeill Whistler The Sea James McNeill Whistler Blue and Silver Trouville James McNeill Whistler Steamboat leaving Boulogne Edouard Manet Fishing boat coming in before the wind (The Kearsarge in Boulogne) Edouard Manet Battersea Reach James McNeill Whistler Blue and Silver - The Blue Wave Biarritz James McNeill Whistler Rotherhithe James McNeill Whistler The Thames in Ice James McNeill Whistler The Little Mast James McNeill Whistler Black Lion Wharf James McNeill Whistler Wapping on Thames James McNeill Whistler The Banks of the Thames at Eames Charles-Francois Daubigny 1 Load more Advertisement.