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

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Meridian, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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Was Victorine Meurent--the woman who modeled for Manet's most famous paintings--a drunkard and prostitute? Or was she a bold and defiant artist in her own right? Feminist art historian Lipton chronicles her search for answers to these questions in a book that has been hailed as the most original book to emerge from the feminist art generation (Women's Review of Books).

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Alias Olympia: a woman's search for Manet's notorious model & her own desire

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Haunted by the steadfast gaze of the nude peering from the canvas of Manet's controversial "Olympia,'' art historian Lipton ( Looking into Degas: Uneasy Images of Women and Modern Life , Univ. of ... Read full review


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