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Saturday, 3 February 2007

Manet's Olympia

It's interesting that Manet's Olympia is simultaneously an example of 'realist' painting and also a work that sparked incredible controversy not least because of the lack of submissiveness or shyness from the nude portrayed.

I think, or at least hope, that this goes some way to showing that real women are strong and sexual at the same time.