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 turned intrigued by way of Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century version who seemed in Edouard Manet's most famed work, merely to fade from background 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 heritage, take a unique path 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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Listened, you could hear her reeling herself in, way, way back into her own private hiding places. He wasn't going to get her. Nobody was. My brother said nothing-a thirteen-year-old sunk down behind his glasses and his adolescent woes. I was on my father's side. I couldn't stand my mother-her flabby body, her stammering, her taking it. Louis told me I was the smart one. Still, I worried. " He said, "Maydeleh, you'll never be like her. " . It was the passivity I was worrying about. Also, people said we looked alike.
The great men in somber dress, drinking their good wine, really toasting themselves and their good luck. I thought they might invite me, but it was impossible. Who was I to them? Nobody. A curiosity. Anyway, a few 48 VOILA VICTORINE months later my mother became quite sick, and I had to move out to Asnieres to take care of her; I wasn't thinking much about Manet. It was a hard time for me. I didn't want to be in Asnieres with my mother either. I was quite preoccupied with work, my lovelife, money-everything.
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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