Unformatted text preview: clandestinely outside of social settings, upper class arrogance-Critique: flat figures, few shadows o Without shading, you have an emphasis on silhouettes Eliminate half tones, gray, etc. Olympia-Reference to a Venetian painting-Creates a parody-Clear that this woman is a prostitute: flowers, hair, necklace, name-Replaces dog (which represents fidelity) with cat (which represents seduction and irresistible women)-Does not hide her eyes, looking directly at you, similar to the other painting-The woman is not a nude, she is naked and is not what the male idealizes, she represents the sexual desire that she herself desires (not just the man)-Black women and prostitutes were considered similar, both degenerate, hypersexuality...
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- Spring '08
- BERNSTOCK, J
- Olympia, Hypersexuality, Spanish ballet paintings