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Gustave Courbet - The origin of the worldThe origin of the worldGustave Courbet

L'Origine du monde (The Origin of the World) is an oil-on-canvas painted by French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866. It is a close-up view of the genitals and abdomen of a naked woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, arms and lower legs outside of view, emphas...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Otto Dix - Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia Von HardenPortrait of the Journalist Sylvia Von HardenOtto Dix

A prototypical Neue Sachlichkeit portrait by German painter Otto Dix (1891-1969) depicting the journalist Sylvia von Harden, a habitue of Berlin's famed Romanisches Cafe. Dix's critical realism verges on a caricature of the Neue Frau in the Weimar Era, while his style of oil painting and attention t...

Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris, France)
 
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Edouard Manet - Olympia, Musee d-Orsay, ParisOlympia, Musee d'Orsay, ParisEdouard Manet

This painting is an example or realism — a style that shows exactly what the eye sees. It created an uproar, not because the subject was nude, but because of the way he painted her gaze and other subtleties indicating that she was a mistress.

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Gustave Caillebotte - Paris street, Rainy DayParis street, Rainy DayGustave Caillebotte

In his masterpiece, Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte brought an unusual monumentality and compositional control to a typical Impressionist subject, the new boulevards that were changing the Paris cityscape. The result is at once real and contrived, casual and choreographed. With its curi...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
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Edouard Manet - A Bar at the Folies-BergereA Bar at the Folies-BergereEdouard Manet

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (French: Un bar aux Folies Bergère), painted and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1882, was the last major work by French painter Édouard Manet. It depicts a scene in the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris. It originally belonged to the composer Emmanuel Chabrier, who was M...

Courtauld Institute of Art (London, United Kingdom)
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Edouard Manet - OlympiaOlympiaEdouard Manet

Though Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe sparked controversy in 1863, his Olympia (1863) stirred an even bigger uproar when it was first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon. What shocked contemporary audiences was not Olympia's nudity, nor even the presence of her fully clothed maid, but her confrontati...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Portrait of Dr. GachetPortrait of Dr. GachetVincent Van Gogh

Painted in June 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. One of the most revered paintings by Van Gogh of Dr. Paul Gachet, who took care of him in his last months. There are two authentic versions of the portrait. It was sold at auction (1990) for record price of $82.5 million. But since 1996, the locat...