Olympia1863 by Édouard Manet

In an overview about nudity, Edouard Manet cannot be neglected. His painting Olympia shocked the audience at the salon, in depicting a naked prostitute who received flowers (probably from one of her customers). Although Manet didn’t dare to depict pubic hair, he made a reference to it by painting the black, hairy cat at the feet of the woman. (http://19thcenturyrealism.com/nude/)
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Tags: painting orsay
Period / movement: impressionism
Dimensions (h/w/d): 51 75 (131 190)
Location: Musee d'Orsay , Paris, France