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L'Origine du monde

L'Origine du monde ("The Origin of the World") is a picture painted in oil on canvas by the French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a close-up view of the genitals and abdomen of a naked woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, arms and lower legs outside of view, emphasizes the eroticism of the work. To learn more about this artwork, listen to the audio !
1866
Oil on canvas
46.0 x 55.0cm
RF 1995 10
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Musée d’Orsay
Musée d’Orsay
Permanent collection