Gustave Courbet

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Deaccessioning

Cranach, Courbet and Corot: a closer look at what the Brooklyn Museum is selling off

The institution is deaccessioning its only Cranach and 11 other works to finance care of its collection

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Social media

What are some of Tracey Emin's favourite works? Musée d'Orsay invites artists to delve into its collection on Instagram

British artist chooses some of the Paris museum's sexiest art in new lockdown project

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Censorship

Long-running Facebook battle over censored Courbet painting gets happy ending

Social media giant pays out after closing French teacher's account for posting photo of the Origin of the World

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Discoveries

Courbet's model for the Origin of the World discovered

It is now “99% certain” that dancer Constance Quéniaux is depicted in the infamous nude

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Law

Paris court hears arguments in Facebook censorship case centering on Courbet’s Origin of the World

The social media giant has argued for dismissal, saying the plaintiff should have sued its European web host