For your Tuesday night pleasure, one of Gustave Courbet’s many nudes “Woman with Parrot”:



A self-portrait of the master that should give us some pause and peace while struggling over those multi-conjunction sentences that just aren’t working:


And a quote:

“I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: ‘He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.'” To learn more, try Gustave Courbet’s wikipedia page.