Alias Olympia

Alias Olympia

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

Book - 1992
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Eunice Lipton was a fledging art historian when she first became intrigued by Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century model who appeared in Edouard Manet's most famous paintings, only to vanish from history in a haze of degrading hearsay. But had this bold and spirited beauty really descended into prostitution, drunkenness, and early death--or did her life, hidden from history, take a different course altogether? Eunice Lipton's search for the answer combines the suspense of a detective story with the revelatory power of art, peeling off layers of lies to reveal startling truths about Victorine Meurent--and about Lipton herself.
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780801486098
0801486092
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 21 cm

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