After Courbet – L’Origine du Monde

While in Paris in 2008 I became interested in this famous painting by Gustave Courbet: its uniqueness, its sexism and its beauty. I purchased 200 postcards of the painting and drew on the back of each one while pondering the question of the iconography of the vulva in feminist art of the past 40 years, the life of the nineteenth century mistress/model, and the representation (or lack of representation) of pubic hair in European art.

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L'Origine du Monde
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L'Origine du Monde detail
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L'Origine du Monde 'wallpaper'
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Courbet set 01
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Courbet set 02
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Courbet set 03
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Courbet set 05
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Courbet set 06
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Courbet set 07
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Courbet set 08
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Courbet set 09
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Courbet set 10
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Courbet set 11
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Courbet set 13
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Courbet set 14
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Courbet set 15
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Courbet set 16
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Courbet set 17
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Courbet set 18