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Female nudity and its place in art history- an essay on Courbet and Trockel

In February 2011, the Copenhagen based artist Frode Steinicke posted a photograph of Courbet’s 1866 painting ‘L’origine du monde’ on his Facebook page and was shocked to find that it was quickly removed. 1,600 more words

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PARIS ART EXHIBITIONS: FAFI 2.0 at GALERIE LJ (Artist ~ FAFI)

Obsessed with the number and variety of pictures we take in every day, the most recent solo show of Fafi, “Fafi 2.0,” questions the legitimacy of the iconic images of today. 91 more words

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Courbet Still Causing Trouble

Gustav Courbet’s 149 year old painting, L’Origine du monde is still making waves, proving it a masterpiece indeed.  From The Verge:

A 149-year-old vagina is at the center of a legal dispute involving France, Facebook, and online censorship. 174 more words

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It was weird, the geometry of reality, he thought. How it changed depending on where you stood.

Martin Cruz Smith, Stalin’s Ghost

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Tijdens een reis door vier musea keek de dichter Baudelaire mij drie keer aan. 2,413 more words

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Thérèse Raquin: From The Shadows of Desire

I first encountered Émile Zola’s anti-love story Thérèse Raquin, by that giant of 19th century French literature that gave us J’accuse, sometime in the winter of 2006 when recovering from my first genuine French love affair. 893 more words

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Courbet's painting

Courbet’s painting, L’Atelier, of 1855, presented groups of realistically painted persons surrounding the artist himself at work in his studio. The painting was subtitled une allegorie reelle and intended to show on one side the people of the practical life and on the other those concerned with feeling and thought, both equally arrested in a state of dream like suspension, while the painter alone, vigorously at work on a canvas, held the center as the only person actively dealing with reality. 101 more words

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Desperate... for attention!

#selfportraitweek continues with Gustave Courbet’s The Desperate Man. At this time of his career, Courbet had yet to develop his realistic painting style. He used his self-portraits to find his own artistic style. 81 more words