Taking On Courbet

Just in case anyone missed this image lurking in yesterday’s comments section (thanks, Lara!):


This is a image called the “EU Panties” by Serbian performance artist Tanja Ostoji?. It’s a satire of Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde (see yesterday’s blog post) — only this time it’s the artist’s own, underwear-clad nether regions. The work, created in December 2005, is said to comment on the idea that foreign women are only welcome in Europe when they drop their drawers.