Deborah De Robertis

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Deborah De Robertis is a performance artist and photographer from Luxembourg born in 1984,[1] who studied at fr:École de recherche graphique and lives in Brussels.

De Robertis first came to media attention in 2014 when she exposed her genitals at the Musée d'Orsay in front of Gustave Courbet's painting L'Origine du monde.[2][3]

In 2016, De Robertis posed nude at the Musée d'Orsay in front of Édouard Manet's Olympia.[3][4]

In 2018, she organised a happening during a yellow vests movement demonstration. Dressed like the national symbol Marianne and bare chested she approached a riot squad.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Deborah De Robertis". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ Nelson, Sara C (11 June 2014). "Vaginas In Art Are OK But Not In Real Life, Finds Deborah De Robertis". Huffington Post UK. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Naked artist detained after Musee d'Orsay 'performance' in Paris". ABC News (Australia). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Naked artist Deborah de Robertis arrested for posing nude next to Manet's Olympia". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ de Poulpiquet, Philippe (15 December 2018). "Gilets jaunes : des Marianne seins nus sur les Champs-Elysées" (in French). Le Parisien. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ Vely, Yannick (15 December 2018). "La "Marianne" des gilets jaunes est l'artiste Deborah de Robertis" (in French). Paris Match. Retrieved 17 December 2018.