Author: Lilianne Milgrom

L’Origine: The Secret Life of the World’s most Erotic Masterpiece by Lilianne Milgrom

L’Origine: The Secret Life of the World’s most Erotic Masterpiece by Lilianne Milgrom

L’Origine: The Secret Life of the world’s most erotic Masterpiece by Lilianne Milgrom Published by Little French Girl Press on July 28th, 2020 Genres: Art, Historical Fiction Pages: 288 Format: ARC Source: France Book Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads The riveting odyssey of one of the world’s most scandalous works of art. In 1866, maverick French artist Gustave Courbet painted one of the most iconic images in the history of art: a sexually explicit portrait of a woman’s exposed genitals. Audaciously titled L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World), the scandalous painting was kept hidden for a century and a half. Today, it hangs in the world-renowned Orsay Museum in Paris, viewed by millions of visitors a year. As the first artist authorized by the Orsay Museum to re-create Courbet’s The Origin of the World, author Lilianne Milgrom was thrust into the painting’s intimate orbit, spending six weeks replicating every fold, crevice, and pubic hair. The experience inspired her to share her story and the painting’s riveting clandestine history with readers beyond the confines of the art world. L’Origine is an entertaining and superbly researched work of historical fiction that traces the true story of the painting’s unlikely tale […]

Posted May 8, 2021
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