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Gustav Courbet

This Artist Paints With Pubic Hair And The Scent Of Vagina (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts

In 1866, the realist painter Gustave Courbet shocked just about everyone with his close-up depiction of a lady's genitalia. The art world's most iconi...

Performance Artist Does Impromptu Reenactment Of The World's Raciest Painting (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

If you've ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet's "The Origin of the World," you're probably familiar with just how provocative (a...

Erotic Art vs. Pornography. Graffiti Art vs. Vandalism.

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Watching a museum exhibition in the process of being installed --with artworks being unwrapped and moved around --is not necessarily the most intere...

Happy Birthday, Courbet!

Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts

In honor of Gustave Courbet's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. We can think o...

Is This The Missing Half Of Art History's Naughtiest Painting?

Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts

The award for art history's naughtiest work must go to Gustav Courbet's "The Origin Of The World," the 19th century close-up of a woman's nether regio...