Alias Olympia

Alias Olympia

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

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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.




Also of interest

Glories of the Hudson
Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Olana
Evelyn D. Trebilcock, Valerie A. Balint

Subjects

Art : Art, Architecture, and Photography
Social Science : Gender and Sexuality Studies
Biography and Autobiography

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