Riddle of a Scandalous French Painting Is Solved, Researcher Says
By Adam Nossiter
PARIS — For over 150 years, the famous painting’s origin was as mysterious as its subject — a meticulous close-up of a woman’s genitals — was considered unspeakable. No head, no arms, one breast: only a torso, finely rendered. Who posed for this notorious nonportrait by the celebrated troublemaker of 19th-century French realist painting, Gustave Courbet?
on October 2nd, 2018