Why Art Galleries Shouldn’t Have Trigger Warnings

Judith Slaying Holofernes (between 1614 and 1620) by Artemisia Gentileschi. Oil on canvas. Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Image source Wikimedia Commons

There is a painting that hangs in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris by Gustave Courbet. It’s titled L’Origine du monde (“The Origin of the World”). It shows a close-up view of a woman lying on her back with legs spread apart.

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