Thursday, February 07, 2013

Latest Courbet News: The Head Was Cut Off

I guess the big art news today is that someone found a painted head in an antique shop that was cut off of the "The Origin of the World" painting by Gustave Courbet, 1866. Of course, the fellow only paid about 1,200 pounds for this head and it is supposedly worth 35 million pounds.
(LINK photo Philippe Petit)
Read full story in the Telegraph.

See the NSFW masterpiece that most people are familiar with (without the head)
HERE: wikipedia 
Cropping made it so dynamic.

Here's the original sketch by Courbet (link):

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