The vagina and vulva have been depicted in art from prehistory to the contemporary art era of the 21st century. Visual art forms representing the female genitals encompass two-dimensional e. As long ago as 35, years ago, people sculpted Venus figurines that exaggerated the abdomen , hips , breasts , thighs , or vulva. In , Gustave Courbet painted a picture of a nude woman which depicted the female genitals, entitled " The Origin of the World ". In the 20th and 21st century, artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle , Jean Tinguely , Megumi Igarashi and Anish Kapoor have created artworks that depict the vagina or vulva. Sometimes these are explicitly works of feminist art : Judy Chicago created The Dinner Party to celebrate 39 women of history and myth, many of whom had fallen into obscurity.