Controlled Exposures: Courbet's L'Origine Du Monde and the Woman-Thing
Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations, 2003
19 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2016
Date Written: May 16, 2003
A meditation on what two paintings, Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du monde and Kasimir Malevich's Black Square reveal and conceal about women and sex, through the lens of psychoanalytic and post-structural theory (Slavoj Zizek, Jacques Lacan, Luce Irigaray, Roland Barthes, Jean-Francois Lyotard).
Keywords: Slavoj Zizek, Courbet, L'origine du monde, Malevich, Black Square, Roland Barthes, Irigaray, desublimation, art, Lyotard
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