Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire

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A biography, memoir and detective story, this is an account of the life of Victorine Meurent, Edouard Manet's favourite model. Her defiant gaze from the canvas of such famous - and scandalous - paintings as "Olympia" and "Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe" provoked a riot. But was she, as her contemporaries testified, simply a drunkard and a courtesan? Or was she an accomplished artist in her own right? Eunice Lipton's narrative aims to recreate Victorine Meurent in every particular. Drawing on numerous sources, she interweaves this ...

Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire 1993, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500236512

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