Other Half of Courbet's Infamous "Origin of the World" Discovered in Paris

Feb 7, 2013 7:04PM

Gustave Courbet’s infamous “The Origin of the World,” an intimate portrait of a female model’s nether regions, has been shocking pretty much since it was painted in 1866. Even more shocking, though, is the fact that the painting has an upper half, which has been discovered by an amateur collector among yard-sale detritus.


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