Art Newspaper Looks at History of Courbet’s “Origin of the World”

December 24th, 2016

The Art Newspaper looks at the history and reputation of Gustave Courbet’s Origin of the World, charting stories of the work, including one in which the artist responded to praise over the beauty of his image.  “You think this beautiful …and you are right. …Yes, it is very beautiful, and listen, Titian, Veronese, Raphael, I myself, none of us have ever done anything more beautiful.”

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