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Pornotopic Techniques of the Observer — The Origin of the World (1866) by Gustave Courbet and the Pleasure of Scopic Penetration

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Abstract

“Am I already in?” asked the German ex-tennis player Boris Becker in a German TV clip. He was sitting in front of his computer and tried to get into the Internet. The audience was highly amused by his desire “to be in” and was too willing to understand the erotic and sexual connotations of his question. But how does this appearantly self-evident intersection of virtual space and female body come into being?

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Female Body Open Window Visual Knowledge Linear Perspective Pictorial Space 
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