The Vagina in Art and Cinema

18 August 2017 - Video essays

One of the most controversial paintings of the world was painted in 1866 but is still extremely powerful and provocative. What are its influences on art and cinema? A video essay about L’Origine du Monde (Origin of the World) by Gustave Courbet.

Edit: Menno Kooistra
Made for VoorDeFilm

Films used:
The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003)
Anatomie de l’enfer (Catherine Breillat, 2004)
Je vous salue, Marie ( Jean-Luc Godard, 1985)
9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom, 2004)
Hable Con Ella (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
Beyond Sleep (Boudewijn Koole, 2016)
The Invader (Nicolas Provost, 2011)

Mark Neil – 11 strANGE Ls
Chris Zabriskie – The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan
Damiano Baldoni – Red Rose

Link to the great BBC radio documentary about the painting:
And here’s the whole video of people looking at the painting in Musée d’Orsay:

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