It’s no surprise that the painting Bonjour Monsieur Courbet goes by two names. This masterpiece, also called The Meeting – La Rencontre in French, teems with binaries. Painter Gustave Courbet believed in two types of people. There were artists, like himself, and bores. He didn’t keep such opinions to himself. That’s why his critics gave this painting yet another name. They liked to call it Fortune Bowing before Genius.