Today’s image in thearthistoryroom. Gustave Courbet’s “L’origine du monde” “The origin of the world”

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L’origine du monde. Gustave Courbet. 1866. Musée d’Orsay. Paris.

 

Nude painting furore: court rules Facebook can be sued in France
Teacher wins right to sue over suspension of account after he posted photo of Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World.

A court has ruled that Facebook can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.

The ruling by the Paris appeal court could set a legal precedent in the country, where Facebook has more than 30 million regular users.

A court will now be entitled to hear the case of the 57-year-old Parisian teacher and art lover whose Facebook account was suspended five years ago without notice. It was closed on the day he posted a photo of Gustave Courbet’s 1866 painting The Origin of the World, which depicts female genitalia.

Follow the link to read the full article fromThe Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/12/nude-painting-furore-court-rules-facebook-can-be-sued-in-france

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Author: thearthistoryroom

My name is Marcelo Marino an I am an Art Historian born in Argentina and living in the UK. This is the room where I hide my precious things. This is the Art History Room and you are welcome in.

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