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The Origin of the World by Gustave Courbet
French painter Gustave Courbet’s notorious painting L’Origine du Monde (The Origin of the World), which remained hidden from public view for over a century because its central feature is a woman’s vagina, now has a head, according to Paris Match magazine.
Courbet’s painting could be described as the original upskirt shot, portraying as it does the lower part of a woman’s body with her sexual organs displayed.