By Lipton, Eunice; Manet, Édouard; Meurent, Victorine; Lipton, Eunice; Meurent, Victorine; Manet, Édouard
Eunice Lipton used to be a fledging artwork historian whilst she first grew to become intrigued by way of Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century version who seemed in Edouard Manet's most famed work, basically to fade from heritage in a haze of degrading rumour. yet had this daring and lively good looks rather descended into prostitution, drunkenness, and early death-or did her existence, hidden from heritage, take a distinct direction altogether? Eunice Lipton's look for the reply combines the suspense of a detective tale with the revelatory energy of paintings, peeling off layers of lies to bare startling truths approximately Victorine Meurent-and approximately Lipton herself
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Ken is wondering how to be a full-time painter, I am eager to walk the city and be alone. We live in the Fifth Arrondissement in two small rooms seven stories above rue Monge. 43 ALIAS OLYMPIA The search for Victorine is slow. There are days when it's easygoing and full of pleasure, and others when I bog down in paralysis and naUsea. The journey always starts with the endless descent to the street. Sometimes that entry is a long sweet slide into an old familiar dream, and it's my father saying, "Ah, Paris, that's where you have to go, Eunie.
It had been on my mind for a long time, especially as money got tighter. And Manet had told me he had put something aside for me. I told her about my difficulties; I even mentioned my mother. I threw something in about a broken finger. I exaggerated here and there. 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.
We spun our fantasies into gold. There was a sense of equality among us then, boys and girls alike. I think it was the neutering that made us equal, even in the eyes of our professors. The fact is that no matter what the 1950s are known for, at City we were not playing house. I knew no one who resembled Jimmy Stewart or June Allyson. We had no idea why we were so sluggish, why we felt so doomed and sad, so woefully dragged down. It wasn't any of our faults, really, or even just our parents' faults, although ultimately-and for years-we blamed ourselves and them on analysts' couches all over New York City, maybe all over the world.
Alias Olympia : a woman's search for Manet's notorious model & her own desire by Lipton, Eunice; Manet, Édouard; Meurent, Victorine; Lipton, Eunice; Meurent, Victorine; Manet, Édouard