Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Origin of the World

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

One of the most notoriously graphic portraits of all time, is Courbet's The Origin of the World, a full-frontal legs-spread record of a woman's torso from her breasts to her thighs. Courbet, who had a brilliantly and bluntly Realist style, was possibly the only artist alive who would, or could, have painted this unblinking portrait.

Keywords

Paris, France, Period: Realism 1850 to 1875, School: Realism, Movement: Realistic / Impressionistic, French, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Period: Realism 1850 to 1875; School: Realism; Movement: Realistic / Impressionistic; French; Painting

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF1111

The Origin of the World

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