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Title:
Alias Olympia a woman's search for Manet's notorious model & her own desire
Publication Information:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c1992 (1999 printing)
ISBN:
9780801486098

9780801468254
Physical Description:
181 p.
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English
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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.