Mystery of Art's Most Scandalous Picture Revealed | Independent

Gustave Courbets

One of the greatest mysteries in art history appears to have been solved.

The identity of the model who posed for the most scandalous painting of the 19th century, Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du Monde" (The Origin of the World), has finally been revealed.

Experts say they are "99 percent sure" the painting's notoriously naked nether regions belong to the Parisian ballet dancer Constance Queniaux. > Read More