Alias Olympia: A Woman’s Search For Manet’s Notorious Model & Her Own Desire | 9780801486098 0801486092 PDF

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Author: Eunice Lipton
Publication Date: 1999 ISBN-10: 0801486092 ISBN-13: 9780801486098

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.

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