Disclaimer: Gourbet’s “The Origin of the World”, translated from it’s original French title of “L’Origine du monde”, is considered NSFW due to it’s portrayal of the female body. It may be inappropriate to view it in a workplace setting. The world of art has always danced with what modern Western society would deem as “inappropriate”;
Did you know there’s a work of art that has been stolen by some of history’s most influential leaders? The Horses of Saint Mark hold an incredibly intriguing history. You won’t believe who owned them, and that each of its most outstanding owners stole them from the last!
From artistic animalism of tribes that had only just recently banded together to the portrayal of what mattered most to man within Neanderthal-esque cave paintings to the theology of Christian works of artistic ingenuity within the Byzantine chapels; many forms of art directly relate to humanity’s primitive ways of seeking faith and meditation.