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Art Beyond the Norm - Curiosities in Painting and Photography

Curiosities in painting are unusual and surprising elements that appear in artworks, making them rare. These can be extraordinary motifs that were far ahead of their time or deviated strongly from it, as well as unusual techniques that are atypical for the artist. Social expectations play an important role in evaluating curious works. Often, they lead to controversies or are initially misunderstood before being recognized later as masterpieces. An example of curious painting is "The Origin of the World" by Gustave Courbet. The painting depicts a realistic and unabashed portrayal of the female genitalia, which was considered scandalous in the 19th century and challenged the conventions of the time. Another example is "La autopsia" by Enrique Simonet, a painting from the 19th century that shows an autopsy and shocked with its realistic and detailed representation of death and human anatomy. Another equally curious work is "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch from the 16th century. The painting shows a variety of bizarre and fantastical scenes, which were perceived as extremely unusual and disturbing at the time. The complexity and symbolism of the painting make it a fascinating but also enigmatic work that continues to challenge and fascinate viewers to this day. Most of the images shown here do not reveal the author's signature - thus leaving the viewer in even greater astonishment.
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  1. Tough vintage girlTough vintage girl
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  2. RollaRolla
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  3. Sloth and lustSloth and lust
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  4. London UndergroundLondon Underground
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  5. SalomeSalome
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  6. In MayIn May
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  7. From aboveFrom above
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  8. GraffitiGraffiti
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  9. Danaë and the Shower of GoldDanaë and the Shower of Gold
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  10. BirdsBirds
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  11. DinghiesDinghies
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  12. Game overGame over
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  13. ArtsArts
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  14. ButterfliesButterflies
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  15. The Roses of HeliogabalusThe Roses of Heliogabalus
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  16. HarbourHarbour
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  17. Lost PleiadLost Pleiad
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  18. The Origin of the WorldThe Origin of the World
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  19. Bulls in front of the bargeBulls in front of the barge
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  20. Bangkok, PalaceBangkok, Palace
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  21. Black-haired girl with no skirtBlack-haired girl with no skirt
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  22. Boxing matchBoxing match
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  23. Female NudeFemale Nude
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  24. The death and the girlThe death and the girl
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  25. The ThamesThe Thames
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  26. Seated Dancer in ProfileSeated Dancer in Profile
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  27. The lady in redThe lady in red
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  28. The Spaniard from Moulin RougeThe Spaniard from Moulin Rouge
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  29. RudererRuderer
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  30. VaticanVatican
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  31. Adam und EvaAdam und Eva
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  32. BoxingBoxing
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  33. Black CatBlack Cat
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  34. Yachts in harbourYachts in harbour
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  35. La autopsiaLa autopsia
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  36. Three men bathingThree men bathing
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  37. Flags - Fifth AvenueFlags - Fifth Avenue
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  38. Daniel in the cave of the lionsDaniel in the cave of the lions
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  39. Roman bridge at MostarRoman bridge at Mostar
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  40. Life and deathLife and death
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  41. Dante And Virgil In HellDante And Virgil In Hell
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  42. InvationInvation
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  43. Dead HorsesDead Horses
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  44. Unknown titleUnknown title
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  45. The cotton cartThe cotton cart
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  46. Black haired girlBlack haired girl
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  47. The NymphaeumThe Nymphaeum
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  48. Aconcert in VersaillesAconcert in Versailles
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  49. View over the Grand CanalView over the Grand Canal
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  50. The ballThe ball
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  51. Two women at the fountainTwo women at the fountain
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  52. The flute playerThe flute player
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  53. SoloistSoloist
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  54. VeniceVenice
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  55. The disputeThe dispute
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  56. Te arii vahineTe arii vahine
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  57. Women Bathing at the brookWomen Bathing at the brook
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  58. RosesRoses
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  59. CirclesCircles
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  60. Arbeit schändetArbeit schändet
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