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Reclining 1

 

 

Oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cm

This painting is a re-interpretation of Courbet's 'L'Origine du Monde' (The Origin of the World). It is now held in a private collection in Australia.

 

The 'Reclining' series of paintings are all based on Courbet's controversial painting and done in conjunction with a performance art video sequence starring Tabu.

Gustave Courbet painted 'L'Origine du Monde' in 1866. It is a close-up view of a nude woman, lying on a bed with legs spread. The framing of the nude body, with head, arms and lower legs outside of view, emphasizes the eroticism of the work.

Reclining 2

 

 

Oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cm