If you've ever gazed into the beautiful void that is Gustav Courbet's "The Origin of the World," you're probably familiar with just how provocative (and NSFW) the painting is.
As the title cleverly references, it is a portrait of the female genitalia, through which all human beings enter into life. Combining the romance of realism and the lustful voyeurism of erotic art, it's, well, heavy stuff.
So, you can only imagine what would happen if someone -- let's say, a daring performance artist -- attempted to reenact the racy anatomic still life from 1866... in front of an audience of museum patrons assembled at Paris' Musée d’Orsay to see Courbet's masterpiece face-to-face.
Do you have a clear picture yet?
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