A work by Maria Martins 'The impossible III' is displayed during an exhibition 'Sade. Attacking the Sun', at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, on October 13, 2014. (AFP Photo/Francois Guillot)
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An unreconstructed libertine who made debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and pedophilia? From Flaubert to Baudelaire, the influence of the Marquis de Sade on writers is well documented, but an exhibition in Paris sets out to explore how the 18th-century nobleman has also influenced artists over the past two centuries.Sade's notoriety rests on his novel "The 120 Days of Sodom" about sexual depravity, murder and pedophilia. The novel – a draft of which was written in 1785 while Sade was being held in Paris' Bastille prison – details the sexual orgies of four wealthy French libertines who rape, torture and finally murder their mostly teenage victims.Next month in France Ubisoft will release a video game based on Sade, a follow-up to the French Revolution-set "Assassins Creed" series.The exhibition delves into the influence Sade exerted over artists such as Eugene Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Francis Bacon, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Pablo Picasso.
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