Olympia by Édouard Manet

Olympia by Édouard Manet

Museum of Femininity

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In this mini episode I will be analysing the painting Olympia by Édouard Manet, which was painted in 1863 and caused a huge scandal for it's salacious subject and unrefined technique. Although composed like a classical image of the Goddess Venus, this painting was thought to depict a prostitute, and was therefore considered highly problematic, due to it's contemporary display of direct brash female immorality. This also unveils the doub...
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In this mini episode I will be analysing the painting Olympia by Édouard Manet, which was painted in 1863 and caused a huge scandal for it's salacious subject and unrefined technique. Although composed like a classical image of the Goddess Venus, this painting was thought to depict a prostitute, and was therefore considered highly problematic, due to it's contemporary display of direct brash female immorality. This also unveils the doub...
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