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The Origin of the World

Facebook In Legal Trouble After Censoring That NSFW 19th Century Painting

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. by Coline Milliard Social media giant Facebook has been taken to court by a French user whose ac...

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...

150-Year-Old Painting STILL Too Graphic For Facebook

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Whether we attribute it to the power that women hold over men or Courbet's audacity to paint a frank image of a vagina as art in 1866, L'Origine du monde still has enough power to scandalize the censors at the social media giant, Facebook.