The Origin of the World

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The Origin of the World


Jp. A. Calosse

Lacan, the last owner of Courbet’s The Origin of the World, loved the painting so much that he couldn’t even bring himself to look at it. Instead, he hid it behind a “safer” painting.The Chinese called it the “valley of the roses” (watch out for the thorns!), the Persians, the “honey-pot” (watch out for the bees!), and the Greeks, “the mound of Ven... More

Publisher Parkstone

Language English

Pages 190

Size 10.9 MB