Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Model and Her Own Desire / Edition 1

Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Model and Her Own Desire / Edition 1

by Eunice Lipton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801486092

ISBN-13: 9780801486098

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Cornell University Press

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,…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801486098
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,342,787
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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