Friday, 2 December 2011

L'Origine du monde - art and censorship

WARNING - do not view this Wikipedia article via Essex university networks, nor if you are easily shocked by erotic art.
This is an 1866 painting by Courbet which features an explicit view of female genitalia. What is particularly interesting is its recent history: banning from public view by France, Portugal and other countries as pornography.
It is the second most popular 'postcard sale' in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. Is it erotic art or pornography? L'Origine du monde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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