L&#039;Origine du monde http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31124/all en Antique shop painting could be worth $53 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/antique-shop-painting-could-be-worth-53-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French art expert believes he has solved the mystery of the model in a celebrated 19th century painting as a result of an art lover's 1,400 euro antique shop purchase that could turn out to be worth 40 million euros ($53.6 million), weekly Paris Match reported on Thursday.</p> <p>"The Origin of the World" (1866) by French painter Gustave Courbet depicts female genitalia but does not show the woman's face.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/antique-shop-painting-could-be-worth-53-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Erotic art Gustave Courbet L'Origine du monde AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749234 at http://www.globalpost.com Art collector says he found head from Courbet's explicit nude http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/art-collector-says-he-found-head-courbets-explicit-nude <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marine Pennetier</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A French art collector claims to have found the head from the nude body that appears in a famously explicit 19th Century oil painting of a woman's genitalia.</p> <p>Art expert Jean-Jacques Fernier, who has studied the works of Gustave Courbet for years, told Reuters he believed an unsigned painting of a woman's head, featured in this week's Paris Match magazine, had been cut off his masterpiece "The Origin of the World".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/art-collector-says-he-found-head-courbets-explicit-nude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Erotic art L'Origine du monde Visual arts Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749357 at http://www.globalpost.com