A study, by five women, on the artistic representations of the female body.
Ever since women artists
gave themselves the right to express their sexual fantasies, their work has reserved surprises for those who once expressed their fantasies for them. For the artists whose texts and images appear here, obscenity has become a territory in which lurks the source of the fear of their bodies. Sex becomes political because of its integral role in the field of individual control. In a raw language that ignores taboos and describes images that are sometimes hard to cope with, these women speak of sex
painted The Origin of the World
. The book is a hymn to women's sex, a sanctification of a feminine desire so often erased, hidden, and forgotten.