Paris Red

Paris Red

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"At seventeen, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafés, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Manet's model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393244465
0393244466
Branch Call Number: Fiction Gibbon
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 22 cm

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Apr 25, 2016

Always a fascinating subject : the intricate relationship between a painter and his muse , in this story Edouard Manet and Victorine Meurent .
A very sensual and erotic novel which could have been pure poetical prose but the style is uneven, sometimes a few crude comments spoils a whole page as if another writer intruded .

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