The Wounded Man (painting)

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The Wounded Man
The Wounded Man.jpg
ArtistGustave Courbet
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions81.5 cm × 97.5 cm (32.1 in × 38.4 in)
LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris

The Wounded Man (French: L'Homme blessé) is an 1844–1854 self-portrait by Gustave Courbet. Courbet is painted himself in a romantic theme as a suffering heroic man. Originally, there was a woman leaning on the artist's shoulder. She has been replaced by a sword at the end of a love affair, in 1854. He also added a red bloodstain on his shirt.[1] That creates a contrast, because the calm face expression isn't reflecting his bleeding.


  1. ^ "The Wounded Man, 1844". Retrieved 2020-03-12.

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