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Evenings with an Author: Lilianne Milgrom [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]

17 February 2021 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

*Covid-19 Update: This winter, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.

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Join us for a book talk with Lilianne Milgrom about her new novel, L’Origine: The secret life of the world’s most erotic masterpiece

Lilianne Milgrom brings a fresh, feminine perspective to Gustave Courbet’s infamous and contentious portrait of a woman’s exposed torso and sex entitled L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World), a painting that has drawn millions of visitors to Paris’ Orsay Museum. L’Origine traces the extraordinary, clandestine odyssey of this iconic nineteenth-century painting that shook up the author’s world and continues to scandalize all who set eyes upon it. But L’Origine offers readers more than a riveting romp through history–it also reflects upon society’s complex attitude towards female nudity.

Born in Paris, Lilianne Milgrom grew up in Australia and now resides in the United States. She is an artist, author and published writer on the arts. She is the recipient of multiple awards and residencies. Her paintings can be found in both private and institutional collections around the world and her articles have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, Bonjour Paris, Inspirelle, Ceramics Monthly and Daily Art Magazine. In 2020 she released her first novel, L’Origine: The secret life of the world’s most erotic masterpiece (Little French Girl Press, 2020) receiving critical praise from readers and art historians alike.

Book trailer available here.

To purchase the book, please follow this link.

Evenings with an Author are generously sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg


17 February 2021
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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