25 September 2018

Gustave Courbet Origin of the World Sitter Identified As Constance Queniaux

The woman who posed for Gustave Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde, one of the most controversial and provocative works of art ever painted has been identified. The canvas depicts a woman’s genitalia and torso and for many years was banned from public display, as it was deemed obscene.

3 February 2018

Facebook Courbet Censorship Lawsuit Has Its Day In Paris Court

A French teacher who accused Facebook of censorship when they deleted his account for posting an image of a Gustave Courbet painting from 1866, L’Origine du monde (Origin of the World)