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The Sleepers by Gustave Courbet - Famous Art - Handmade Oil Painting on Canvas

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The Sleepers was a controversial oil painting on canvas by Gustave Courbet. When this painting was initially exhibited by a dealer in 1872, it was a subject of a police report. It was not permitted to be exhibited in public until 1988. The controversy and initial ban were mainly due to the subject matter, which depicts lesbianism in an erotic manner. In the painting, there are two fully naked women lying on bed, in a sexual embrace. They are asleep, but their position shows that they have just had sex. The subject matter and the background are painted in a realistic and detailed manner, which showcases Courbet’s mastery in his craft.

Size: 66 cm (h) x 98 cm(w)
26 in (h) x 38 in (w)

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Material: Oil Paint on Canvas

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