08-Visualizing 19th century paris

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Visualizing 19 th  century paris: courbet and manet 27/03/2008 14:32:00 Manet Olympa 1863 They are aware that they are producing work that is potentially offensive in order to get attention This painting was offensive by wide variety of critics and audiences Subject matter itself isn’t immediately at issue-nudes were common But nudes were usually situatied at distance from contemporary life-wheteher as an allegory He doesn’t do this o Title-situated it within 19 th century paris-olympia was a classicizing name (like artemesia) that ended up being attched to prostestures in this time period to attach a fantasy to these women Makes this painting along the lines of the realist paintings we’ve looked at o Failure of Olympia to be “fully nude”-Grounds her in real everyday experience-she’s wearing these thigns as decoration o Bouquet of flowers are wrapped in newsprint Viewer would recognize-seen of transaction taking place with prostitute Insistence that this woman is a contemporary prostitiutee
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