By Lipton, Eunice; Manet, Édouard; Meurent, Victorine; Lipton, Eunice; Meurent, Victorine; Manet, Édouard
Eunice Lipton used to be a fledging paintings historian while she first turned intrigued through Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century version who seemed in Edouard Manet's most famed work, purely to fade from heritage in a haze of degrading rumour. yet had this daring and lively good looks relatively descended into prostitution, drunkenness, and early death-or did her existence, hidden from background, take a unique path altogether? Eunice Lipton's look for the reply combines the suspense of a detective tale with the revelatory strength of artwork, peeling off layers of lies to bare startling truths approximately Victorine Meurent-and approximately Lipton herself
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Well, tant pis, she never answered anyway. 49 ALIAS OLYMPIA Next, I take a look at the Adolphe Tabarant holdings. He is still the major source on Manet. Many others have written, some extensively, about the artist since Tabarant's publication of Manet et ses oeuvres in 1947, but he remains the place where one starts. I am hoping to uncover his original source material, papers touched by Manet's hand or others who knew him well and who might have known Victorine Meurent. But Tabarant's papers turn out to be surprisingly sparse.
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