On May 29 the Luxembourgian performance artist Deborah de Robertis visited Paris's Musée d'Orsay, sat down in front of Gustave Courbet's infamous painting L'Origine du monde (Origin of the World), and recreated the iconic image in the flesh. In a video of the piece, titled Mirror of Origin, the artist. 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 Even more shocking, though, is the fact that the painting has an upper half, which has been discovered by an amateur collector among.
From Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive, Gustave Courbet, The Origin of the World (), Oil on canvas, 46 × 55 cm. The Origin of the World, by Gustave Courbet. Realism. nude painting (nu). Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.