This is not an obscenity. This is art.


L’Origine du monde (“The Origin of the World”) is a picture painted in oil on canvas by the French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a close-up view of the genitals and abdomen of a naked woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, arms and lower legs outside of view, emphasizes the eroticism of the work. Wikipedia

Artist: Gustave Courbet (June 10, 1819 – December 31, 1877)
Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France (since 1995)
Medium: Oil paint
Created: 1866

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