Controlled Exposures: Courbet's L'Origine Du Monde and the Woman-Thing

Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations, 2003

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Mary Anne Franks

University of Miami School of Law

Date Written: May 16, 2003

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Franks, Mary Anne, Controlled Exposures: Courbet's L'Origine Du Monde and the Woman-Thing (May 16, 2003). Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2886690

Mary Anne Franks (Contact Author)

University of Miami School of Law ( email )

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Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.miami.edu/faculty/mary-anne-franks

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